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Maine Rafting The Penobscot River: The Most Challenging Whitewater River Rafting Adventure in Maine!

2017 Season: May 13 - September 29
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.

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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.
  • The Penobscot River flows along the banks of Baxter State Park - Download Baxter State Park PDF Map
  • Check out our Penobscot River Baxter State Park Page

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Mailing Address:
(May - October)
North Country Rivers
P.O. Box 633
Bingham, Maine

Mailing Address:
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North Country Rivers
P.O. Box 47
E. Vassalboro, Maine

Physical Address:
North Country Rivers
102 Baxter Park Rd
Millinocket, Maine, 04462 USA
800-348-8871 • 207-672-4814 • Fax 207-672-4176

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