Raft Maine Association of Maine White Water Rafting Outfitters
Raft Maine is an association of four professional Maine Whitewater Rafting outfitters dedicated to providing the highest quality experience following safety standards set by the State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Member outfitters provide Maine white water rafting trips and outdoor adventures on the Upper Kennebec River, West Branch of the Penobscot River and lower Dead River from Grand Falls to The Forks.
Maine White Water Rafting is for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. You don’t need be a fitness fanatic or an Olympic athlete. People of all ages from 8-80 with no previous experience raft Maine’s rivers.
Many visitors have likened Maine’s rafting experience to the ultimate, natural theme park ride. Along with Maine white water rafting, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures including easy float trips, inflatable kayak trips, whitewater and lake kayaking, canoe trips, biking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, moose and wildlife safaris, ATV tours, paintball, float plane trips and even skydiving.
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Kennebec River Rafting
The 12 mile Kennebec trip begins at Harris Station on Indian Pond and flows through the Kennebec Gorge ending at The Forks, the confluence of the Dead and Kennebec Rivers. Class II-V Rapids.
Penobscot River Rafting
The first 2 miles descend from McKay Station through Ripogenus Gorge. The last 12 miles of rapids end at the take out near Pockwockamus Falls. Class III-V Rapids.
Dead River Rafting
The Dead river offers the longest stretch of continuous whitewater in the East. The 16 mile trip begins at Grand Falls and runs through Class IV and V whitewater ending at The Forks.
River Rapids Classifications
Class I — Easy, no obstacles, small ripples, slow current
Class II — Moderate, occasional obstacles, medium current with waves
Class III — Difficult, longer rapids with strong, irregular currents
Class IV — Very Difficult, steeper, longer with numerous obstacles
Class V — Extremely Difficult, has large vertical drops, strong hydraulics, very swift, irregular currents in heavily obstructed channels
Class VI — Nearly Impossible and Very Dangerous. For teams of experts only, after close study and with all precautions taken.