Dead River

This day starts around 8 AM with orientation and gearing up, then bus into the Dead River, and hit the water around 10:30 after a quick snack.

From just below Grand Falls to the confluence of the Kennebec River in The Forks, the Dead River offer more whiter rafting than any other river in the east. You will be challenged for 15 mile by turbulent waves and exciting class III – IV whitewater rapids. 

We enjoy 3.5 or so hours on the river, and expect to be back at base around 2:00. We prepare the barbecue lunch while paddlers can get dry and warm, then end the day with lunch a slideshow of the trip photos. 

The Dead River only releases on select dates – be sure to check the dates below so you don’t miss out!

Minimum Age 14

Each Trip Includes

  • Professional whitewater guide in each custom NRS raft
  • All equipment including paddle, life jacket, wet suits and helmet
  • A pre trip snack and barbeque lunch back at our base
  • All transportation to and from the river
  • Full use of our Adventure Center facilities
  • Photo slideshow presentation

Water releases on the Dead River are scheduled on only a few special dates throughout the season. Guests are advised to book early as this trip enjoys a special reputation among white water fans everywhere!

  • Saturday, May 6th, 2023 – 6,000 CFS
  • Saturday, May 13th, 2023 – 6,000 CFS
  • Saturday, May 20th, 2023 – 6,000 CFS
  • Sunday, May 28th, 2023 – 6,000 CFS
  • Sunday, September 3rd, 2023 – 5,500 CFS
  • Saturday, October 7th, 2023 – Up to 6,000 CFS
Dead River white water rafting

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Lodging & Amenities

Cabin tents at Adventure Bound

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Family cheering Kennebec river wearing life jackets

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