Maine’s Longest Continuous Whitewater
The Dead River has the longest most continuous stretch of whitewater in New England. Big whitewater is released only 10 times a year, and this is the Maine river no serious rafter should miss! This 16-mile run is a wild and woolly, boulder-strewn whitewater bonanza.
The Dead River comes alive when spring run-off causes flooding, and also in the fall when the lakes are drawn down to get ready for winter. From our put-in at Spencer Stream we paddle into the Dead River at flood stage. The Class II rapids alternate with Class III & IV rapids so there is not a dull minute until after the stomach churning Class V Big Poplar Falls which ends our whitewater day. Big water, spectacular fall foliage, and guaranteed fun! A lakeside barbecue awaits all rafters back at our base.
Minimum age: 16 years
To book your trip on the Dead River call New England Outdoor Center at 800.766.7238!