Maine Outdoors - Maine Whitewater Rafting

Maine Whitewater Rafting - General Info

Whitewater rafting is a hugely thrilling experience, and can be fun for the entire family.  However, it pays to learn something about the kinds of rapids you will be navigating.  Rapids range in difficulty from Class I to Class VI.  A description of these ratings, as stated by the American Whitewater Affiliation, is set forth on the Rapids Classification page.   Links are provided therein to find classifications for Maine river rapids.



2012 Dead River Whitewater Releases

Day

Date

Release

Saturday

5 May

Cancelled

Saturday

12 May

7000 cfs+

Sunday

27 May

5000 cfs

Saturday

2 June

5500 cfs+

Sunday

3 June

1300 cfs

Saturday

9 June

3500 cfs

Sunday

10 June

2400 cfs

Saturday

23 June

1800 cfs

Sunday

24 June

1300 cfs

Saturday

7 July

1800 cfs

Sunday

8 July

1300 cfs

Saturday

21 July

2400 cfs

Sunday

22 July

1800 cfs

Saturday

11 August

2400 cfs

Sunday

12 August

1800 cfs

Sunday

2 September

5500 cfs

Saturday

15 September

3500 cfs

Saturday

6 October

Full Open to 6000 cfs

Note 1: Release ends at 1 p.m.

Note 2: Water releases from the dam will be as necessary to provide the above flows directly below Spencer stream.

Note 3: These flows may change without notice due to license requirements and/or water conditions at the time of the scheduled flow.

Source: Nextera Energy/Kennebec Water Power Company (May 5, 2012)

 


Maine Rafting Association & Directories


Maine Rafting Association

Description: Association of Maine professional whitewater outfitters.  Members offer trips on the Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers.  Website offers brief river descriptions (with rapids classifications) and additional information.



Whitewater Rafting Outfitters in Maine


North Country Rivers

36 Main Street
Bingham, ME 04920
Phone: (800) 348-8871

Description: North Country Rivers is Maine's premier outfitter for whitewater rafting vacations on the Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead Rivers.  All equipment provided, along with meals and lodging.  A whitewater experience that will truly bring the family together.