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In Maine Rafting whitewater

Rafting MaineWhitewater rafting in Maine is for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. You need not be a fitness fanatic or an Olympic athlete. As a result people of all ages from 8-80 with no previous experience raft Maine’s rivers. There is lots of fun when you take part in Maine Rafting whitewater experiences. Class one and two whitewater rapids are recommended for beginners, children and seniors.

Many visitors have likened Maine’s rafting experience to the ultimate, natural theme park ride. Along with white water rafting, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures. These include easy float trips, inflatable kayak trips, whitewater and lake kayaking, and canoe trips. In addition biking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, moose and wildlife safaris, ATV tours, paintball, float plane trips and even sky-diving.

Raft Maine is an association of Maine’s seven professional whitewater rafting outfitters. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality experience. They also follow safety standards set by the State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Member outfitters provide whitewater rafting trips and outdoor adventures. They operate on the Upper Kennebec River, West Branch of the Penobscot River. Also the lower Dead River from Grand Falls to The Forks.

Maine Rafting whitewater

There are three rivers that are popular in Maine for rafting whitewater rapids.

Kennebec River
The 12 mile Kennebec trip begins at Harris Station on Indian Pond. It flows through the Kennebec Gorge ending at The Forks. This is he confluence of the Dead and Kennebec Rivers. Class II-V Rapids.

Penobscot River
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
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

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