Trip at a Glance
While a few of our Maine neighbors join us for the day, most of our whitewater rafters enjoy a comfortable night’s stay in our riverside lodging before a day of rafting. After breakfast (included with rafting and lodging packages) each rafter begins by gearing up into comfortable river gear and listening to safety instruction from the day’s trip leader
After a short ride (shortest of all outfitters), the Kennebec River white water rafting adventure begins at Harris Station Dam and immediately enters a narrow gorge, hundreds of feet deep. Quickly picking up speed, rafts plunge through huge rolling waves and heart-pounding drops run expertly by our professional guides. Legendary Class III and IV rapids such as “Big Mama” and “Magic Falls” await you at every turn for over 7 miles.
The second part of the Kennebec River trip includes smaller rapids and opportunities to get out and float next to the raft. Water temperatures will top out in the mid-70’s in the summer making this fun for everyone. Our Kennebec rafting trip ends where it began, right back at our base—no cold, soggy shuttle ride (like all other outfitters) back to Crab Apple! Walk out of your raft and into a hot shower in your room, hot tub or our swimming pool while your guides prepare a delicious cookout. After lunch we head to our comfortable conference room to view photos and video from your day on the Kennebec.
After whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River, many of our guests stay over for a second night and enjoy relaxing time in our pool, take a walk into Maine’s highest waterfall, Moxie Falls, or join the Nightfall Paintball game that begins every day after rafting.
Rafting Includes: Safety instruction, licensed guide, PFD and helmet, transportation to and from river, cookout (steak, chicken, fish or vegetarian option), photo and video presentation of your adventure
Schedule: The Kennebec River rafting trip runs nearly every day from mid April through early October thanks to daily dam releases.
Generator Check – Highest Dam Releases of 2020
Four days this summer Harris Station dam on the Kennebec will run at full throttle – over 8000cfs!. The action is fast and the waves are huge – the wave called “Big Mama” climbs to twenty feet! These four dates will be summer highlights.
Dates: June 13, July 6, September 12, 26
Price: $122pp Minimum Age: 14
Call to reserve this trip! 800.553.RAFT (7238)
Go For It Rafts
Our 13 foot, 6 person Go For It rafts are the shortest allowed by the state of Maine. These rafts give the Kennebec and Dead Rivers a whole new look – waves and holes like “Big Mama” and “Magic Falls” swallow these smaller boats making for some of the wildest rides of the season. This trip is geared toward veteran rafters and a minimum of 4 people is required to run a Go For It trip.
Trip dates: Daily on Kennebec River starting May 16 (except Generator Check dates 6/13, 7/6, 9/12, 9/26). Available on Dead River May 24, 30, September 6 and October 3.
Price: Add $25 pp to trip price
Minimum Age: 14
Lodging & Rafting Packages
The River Cottage sits right on the Kennebec River. Loads of space with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and living room. The River Cottage is great for large groups of friends or family who want to hang out and enjoy each other’s company but also have just a short walk across the street for breakfast before the trip and the pub after rafting. Sleeps 6-12. Air conditioned.
The Snow Cottage was designed with flexibility and convenience in mind for rafters. It is complete with kitchenette, full bath, Satellite TV, bedroom and living room. The cottage also gives you privacy as it is set away from other accommodations. Air conditioned.
Our four Queen suites are beautiful! Each includes two queen beds, wet bar, mini fridge, two person whirlpool jacuzzi tub and deck. Each room is unique and comfortable. Air conditioned.
Our four King suites are so comfortable! Each includes a King bed, wet bar, mini fridge, two person whirlpool jacuzzi tub and deck. All four are different and relaxing. Air conditioned.
Larger unit within The Lodge sleeps 4-8 people. Rooms have the feel of Maine’s wilderness with natural wood interiors and a view of the Kennebec River. Adjacent to the swimming pool and outdoor hot tub. Air conditioned.
Open floor plan well-suited for groups of friends or family. Conveniently located adjacent to the pool and hot tub. Air conditioned.
Unit within The Lodge for 4-8 people. Natural wood interiors and a view of the Kennebec River. Adjacent to the swimming pool and outdoor hot tub. Air conditioned.
The Lodge has six private guest rooms. Five Guest Rooms have two double beds, private bath and front deck. One room has a double bed and a set of bunks. Adjacent to the swimming pool and outdoor hot tub. Air conditioned.
Kennebec River Map
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