Dead River

Section of river: Dead River (Grand Falls to Kennebec River)
Difficulty: Class 3-4
Length: 15 miles/24 KM
Season: Schedule release dates May to October
Best rapids: Humpty Dumpty, Mile Long Rapid, Elephant Rock, Poplar Hill Falls

photos_366A secluded run with pretty back-country scenery typical of Maine, the Dead River offers more continuous whitewater than any other river in the East.

In particular, high-water rafting on the Dead when dam releases may exceed 5,000 c.f.s., is guaranteed to be a wild and heart-thumping adventure. Poplar Hills Falls is the last rapid of the trip and biggest of the entire river.