Maine Rafting The Penobscot River: The Most Challenging Whitewater
River Rafting Adventure in Maine!
Season: May 9 - September 27 Meeting Location: 102 Baxter Park Rd • Millinocket • ME 04462 • (Big Moose Inn, Cabins & Campground) Meeting Time: 9:00 AM (We recommend checking in 30 minutes early.) River Rating: Class 4 River with Some Class 5 Rapids (Scale 1-6) River Type: Technical, Exposed Rocks, Steeper Gradient Average River Flow: 2400 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second) Range of River Flow: 1800-3400 CFS River Length: 12 Miles, 6 Hours on the River Trips: Full River, Ultimate, 2 Day Penobscot, 2 Day Penobscot on River Overnight High Adventure Sport Rafts Available: Yes River Lunch: Steak, Salmon, Chicken, Veggie Burgers, Salad, Desert, Beverages Minimum Reservation Size: One Person Minimum Age: 5 Years (excludes class 3 - 5 sections); 10 Years (excludes class 5 sections); 12 Years (includes all rapids) Camping: Tent Camping Lodging: Motel, Inn and Cabins Restaurant: Big Moose Restaurant on Site Reservations: Call Toll Free 800-348-8871
The West Branch of the Penobscot River runs through Baxter State Park. It is considered to be the most technical whitewater rafting river in not just Maine, but the entire
eastern United States!
Meeting location is The Big Moose Inn at 9:00 A.M.(see Maine
Map and Directions pages). We recommend checking in 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting time. Trips do not wait for late arrivals. No refunds, credits or transfers for late arrivals. Note: Minimum age -is14 years.
Aerial Narrated Video Tour of a Penobscot River Whitewater Rafting Trip
For the ultimate Maine adventure vacation, we offer one and two-day trips; along with a wide
range of cabin, camping & other lodging package options (see below).
Absolutely breathtaking scenery - as you paddle in the shadow of Mt Katahdin
(Baxter State Park).
Guaranteed whitewater - dam controlled releases
guarantee class 4-5 whitewater rafting every day (May through Sept.).
No experience necessary, and no minimum group size.
Overall rated a Class 4 river (on a 1-6 scale).
Rapids range from class 3-5 (on a 1-6 scale).
The "Full River Trip" rafts the more moderate lower half of the river in the morning and the more exciting upper half in the afternoon.