High Water whitewater rafting in Maine

four Dates Per year

Get ready for the next level on the Kennebec River during our High Water Maine Whitewater Rafting trips! These special outings occur four times a season when the dam unleashes the river’s power to 8,000cfs, transforming the rapids into a roaring adventure. Brace yourself for bigger, splashier waves that challenge even the most seasoned rafters. With the option to conquer the famed Magic Falls rapid or the thrilling Maytag wave, which only come out during high water, every moment promises a blast of exhilaration. Join us for an adventure-packed experience that guarantees unforgettable memories and heart-pounding excitement!

Kennebec high water rafting

Trip Details

1 Day
12 YRS
group size
up to 240
Caratunk, ME
includes lunch
4 dates year


Get ready for a 12-mile trip along the Kennebec River, where the thrill of high water transforms the Kennebec into a whole new adventure. We start our day at 8 AM with an informative meeting & safety talk, and you’ll hit the river by 10 AM after a 30 min bus ride to the Harris Station dam put-in.


You’ll be smiling for six heart-pounding miles of Class II – IV rapids, featuring the rush of Taster rapid, the crescendo of Whitewasher, and the exhilarating options of navigating the iconic Magic Falls or Maytag rapids, exclusive to high water excursions.

Beyond the rapids, your voyage continues with moments of tranquility on the lower river for another 6 miles. Following the river, we return to Adventure Bound around 2 PM, where dry clothes and a barbecue awaits. Feast on grilled chicken and river rice while sharing stories of your epic adventure. Revisit the day’s excitement through a captivating slideshow of trip photos.

With controlled dam releases, the high water days are scheduled in advance each year.  Only 4 dates per season!

Release Dates

whitewater rafting high water maine

What's Included


  • Check in at Adventure Center
  • Turn in waiver forms for all participants
  • Meet your Trip Leader
  • Review weather and what to wear
  • Complimentary wet suits and change for the day
  • Your trip leader with review safety on the river
  • Safety equipment: Lifejacket (PFD – Personal Floatation Device), helmet, and paddle
  • All participants must wear Adventure Bound safety equipment
  • Load the buses and drive about 30 mins to the Kennebec river put in at Harris Station Dam
  • Meet you guide at put in and review paddle commands and raft
  • Raft Class II-IV rapids for about 6 miles.
  • Stop at Carry Brook stairs to pick up inflatable kayaks and snack
  • We provide a snack on the river and have lunch back at the Adventure Center base camp
  • Enjoy the flat water of the lower Kennebec river
  • Paddle an inflatable kayak, swim and relax!
  • Return to our Adventure Center, just a 10 minute bus ride from takeout
  • Change into dry clothing
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch
  • Watch photo slideshow of your rafting hitting the biggest rapids of the day!  Photos may be purchased from our online store
  • Depart at you leisure
  • Enjoy the Adventure Center amenities; pool, hot tub, showers, WiFi, walking trails, disc golf
  • Visit our gift shop for a souvenir

Essential Information



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Ready For your Maine Adventure?

To book a trip or receive more information contact us and we’ll guide you through planning your upcoming adventure!

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