Maine Whitewater Rafting with Three Rivers Whitewater
Maine Whitewater Rafting
Kennebec, Penobscot, and Dead Rivers
With Three Rivers Whitewater-“The Home of Serious Fun!”
Whitewater rafting in Maine is some of the best rafting that can be found anywhere in the United States (or the World!). Choose from three major rivers: The Kennebec, The Dead and The Penobscot. These whitewater rivers are all in pristine wilderness settings and are dam controlled for guaranteed high water releases throughout the rafting season.
The Maine Rafting Season is from mid-April to mid-October. All of these Maine rivers have special trips and dam releases through out the summer.
Three Rivers Whitewater runs 1, 2, or 3 day trips on the Dead, Kennebec or Penobscot Rivers Daily. We use state of the art equipment and put more time and money into training our professional guide staff than any other outfitter in Maine. All of our trips include home made meals that are second to none. But most importantly, our staff is here to make your trip fun. They are exceedingly friendly and take the time to make your trip what you want it to be. No request is too difficult to accomplish. If it is possible, we will do it to show you a good time. So look at the different trips we have to offer, gather your friends or family and join us for some serious Fun!
Whitewater Rafting in The Forks, Maine
The Forks, Maine is not only home to Inn By The River but is also a center point in the Maine Rafting and Paddling Community. Also known as “Raft City”, The Forks offers easy access to two of Maine’s’ finest Whitewater Rafting Rivers: The Kennebec and The Dead.
The Kennebec River is hands down our most popular Whitewater Rafting Adventure and offers 12 miles of uninterrupted adrenaline, peace and tranquility! This challenging Class IV river is a great introduction into the sport of rafting and is exciting for paddlers of all ages and experience levels.
The Kennebec River is a High Flow river that is dam controlled and flows at 4,800-6,000 cfs (Cubic Feet Per Second), 7 days a week from the first week of May through the first week of October. The high flow nature of The Kennebec River makes for an extremely unique and exciting whitewater rafting experience that is complete with big features and calm swimming sections! Continue on to learn more about the various Kennebec Trips available.
The Dead River is a 16 Mile Class IV Whitewater Adventure like no other! This is the longest and most continuous section of whitewater in the Northeast and offers an all-day, adrenaline packed experience for whitewater enthusiasts everywhere!
The Dead River is a Flood Stage river that is dam controlled and is considered “The next level up” from The Kennebec River. This Class IV river only runs on a limited and predetermined set of dates throughout the season which correspond with seasonal spring melts and fall lake level management techniques. These anticipated releases provide us with lots of water which create fun and exciting rapids from the put-in to the take-out! Wither it be tall waves, steep holes or sticky surfs that you seek, the Dead River will satisfy all of your paddling needs and leave you coming back for more! Continue on to learn more about available Dead River Trips.
Whitewater Rafting in Millinocket, Maine
The town Millinocket, Maine is an old mill town that sits on the outskirts of Baxter State Park. This quiet town is popular amongst hikers, fishermen, paddlers and outdoor enthusiast alike for it’s ease and accessibility to Baxter State Park, Mt. Katahdin, and The Penobscot River system.
The Penobscot River is a True Class V Whitewater Experience that will challenge the skills of even the most experienced whitewater enthusiast. This 13 mile long adventure is complete with demanding Class V rapids and rewarding with pristine flat water as you relax and float along side Mt.Katahdin!
The Penobscot River is also dam controlled and flows at 1,400-3,600 cfs (Cubic Feet per Sesond), 7 days a week throughout the season. The Penobscot rafting season is a little shorter due to a smaller water source and typically runs from Late May through Late September. The lower water levels provide for a dynamic set of rapids that will keep you on the edge of your seat all day long! Continue reading for more information about the Penobscot River 1 and 2 day trips.
Lodging at Our Penobscot Outpost Resort – Millinocket, Maine
Located a little farther north on I-95, the town of Millinocket is home to our Penobscot Outpost Resort and is the starting point of all Penobscot River Trips. An estimated driving time of 2.5 hours between the two locations (Inn By The River and Penobscot Outpost Resort) makes for an earlier start time than one might wish to embark on before a day of Class V rafting.
That is why we have developed this complete 26-acre facility that is set up perfectly for the Ultimate Class V Experience! The Penobscot Outpost Resort has a variety of lodging amenities that include our unique Yurts and Summer Camps with electricity and private bathrooms. This location is complete with its’ own Boatman’s Bar and Grill which offers the best food and nightlife in all of Millinocket! If it is the Class V adrenaline of The Penobscot and the hospitality of Inn By The River that seek, we have got you covered with our second location, The Penobscot Outpost Resort.
Become a Maine River Guide
Inn By The River and Three Rivers Whitewater offers the best whitewater guide training course in the state! Our eight-day program is designed to make all dedicated participants proficient in the necessary skills to be a safe, knowledgeable, and entertaining Registered Maine Guide. Wither you are a paddling enthusiast or an experienced whitewater professional, our guide training program will push your physical and mental capacities making you the best whitewater guide possible!
2016 Maine Whitewater Guide Training Dates
- Saturday May 13th, 2015 – Sunday May 21st, 2016 – Level 1 Guide Training
- Friday May 27th, 2015 – Saturday June 4th, 2016 – Level 1 Guide Training
- TBD – 2016 Level II (Penobscot) Training
Fill out The Maine Whitewater Guide Training Application today and join the best team of Whitewater Guides in the state of Maine!