Whitewater rafting in the mountains of Northerm Maine is availble during spring and summer.

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White Water Rafting

Maine White Water Rafting Around Jackman

Anyone who enjoys the outdoors and is looking for adventure will be delighted with white water rafting. This phenomenally popular sport was born in Maine after the last great log drive in Maine on the Kennebec River in 1975. And Maine is the only state in the Northeast that can guarantee white water for an extended season-late April to Mid October, due to damn controlled release dates.

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Daily trips are scheduled for the Kennebec River, the Dead River, and the Penobscot River

Kennebec River

A 12 mile run, begins on Indian Pond, roars through several miles of up to class IV rapids to Kennebec Gorge. The last part of the run offers excellent places to swim and enjoy the scenery, including the Dead stream falls.

Dead River

A 16 mile run, produces the longest stretch of continuous whitewater in the East with Class IV and Class V rapids, depending on the water level. There are a limited number of big water releases on the Dead River so book your spot early as space is limited. September is a fantastic time for the Dead River Run. Not only is the water fun but the foliage is out of this world.

Penobscot River

The Penobscot river starts with 2 miles of Class V rapids to the "Cribworks". The next 12 miles of the run offer surprises at every bend with Class III and Class IV rapids throughout. This is an action packed adventure from start to finish.

People of all ages and athletic abilities, with no previous experience, raft the rivers. Minimum age requirements are from 8-15, depending on the river. Everything you need will be provided by the rafting company, usually including lunch. They also offer different packages to suit you desire, need, skill level, and time, from an afternoon trip to a 3 day excursion. Please visit our Maine Tours Directory for businesses that offer white water rafting trips.