Penobscot River

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.

Penobscot_RiverRafting 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.