|Section of river:||Penobscot River (McKay Station to Nevers Corner)|
|Difficulty:||Class 3-4; upper gorge Class 5|
|Length:||14 miles/22 KM|
|Season:||Schedule release dates June to September|
|Best rapids:||Exterminator, Staircase, the Cribworks, Nesowadnehunk Falls|
Featuring exhilarating rapids and breathtaking the scenery the Penobscot is a true river of contrasts as it travels 14 miles through a series of steep drops and calmer stretches on your descent under the shadow of Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak and the dominant centerpiece of Baxter State Park.
Rafting adventures start at Ripogenus Gorge where the Penobscot River is at its most turbulent, dramatically dropping over 70 feet per mile through a narrow granite walled canyon into the Class V Exterminator, Staircase, and Cribworks rapids.