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Whitewater Rafting


Whitewater enthusiasts have the thrill of a lifetime awaiting them in the Katahdin Region. Rafting companies offer daily trips on one of Maine's premier whitewater rivers, the Penobscot River. Professional guides provide guests with a thorough safety orientation and all equipment is furnished. Buses transport guests to the river and then the fun really begins. Experience Whitewater Rafting in the Katahdin Region.rafting

The West Branch of the Penobscot River has class 4 and 5 whitewater that takes you through many exciting falls and rapids. Exterminator, Staircase, Cribworks, Big Ambejackmockamus and Nesowadnehunk Falls rapids provide some of the best whitewater in the Eastern United States.

Hearty grilled lunches are served riverside and offer a much welcomed break.

Call or visit the website of any of our area's rafting companies to plan your whitewater rafting trip today!
Big Moose Inn Cabins and Campground
Street: Baxter State Park Rd.
City: Millinocket
State: ME
Phone: (207) 723-8391
Maine Rafting Expeditions
Street: 973 Central Street
City: Millinocket
State: Maine
Phone: (855) 723-8673
New England Outdoor Center
Street: 30 Twin Pines Road
City: Millinocket
State: Maine
Phone: (800) 634-7238

How does it get even better than this? The New England Outdoor Center "NEOC", home of Twin Pine Cabins and the River Drivers Restaurant, located on Millinocket Lake overlooking Katahdin , Maine's highest mountain and Baxter State Park comprises all the essential pieces for an unforgettable Maine winter vacation.

Plan your ultimate Maine vacation; come and stay with us in our high quality accommodation overlooking Millinocket Lake and Maine's highest mountain, Katahdin. Our full-service lakeside cabins are open year round and our award winning River Drivers Restaurant is open seven days a week. Our resort is trailside to some of the best snowmobile trails in New England. In addition to snowmobiling, we offer cross country ski trails designed by Olympian John Morton, snowshoeing, ice-fishing, back country skiing and more.

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North Country Rivers
Street: 36 Main Street; 102 Baxter Park Rd.
City: Bingham; Millinocket
State: Maine
Phone: 800-348-8871
Discover the Maine Outdoors with North Country Rivers!
"The Thrill of a Lifetime!"
Maine’s Premier Outdoor Adventure Resort since 1983
  • Daily Whitewater Rafting Trips (April/May-October)
    • Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers
    • Equipment provided
    • Shuttle available
    • Expert Guides
  • Camping, Cabins, Restaurant and Pub
    • Fully-furnished, linens provided
    • Full kitchens
    • Cable, DVD, Wifi
    • Patrick’s Restaurant
    • ATM
    • Pets welcome (must notify)
  • Disc Golf Course
    • 9-hole course
    • Free with all resort packages
    • Equipment provided
  • ATV Rentals & Guided Tours (May-November)
    • Trail system on-site
    • All equipment available
  • Snowmobile Rentals & Guided Tours (December-March)
    • Groomed trail access on-site
    • All equipment available
  • Guided Moose & Wildlife Tours (May-October)
    • Registered Maine Guide will take you on the adventure
  • Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Fishing & more
  • Whitewater Raft Guide Training Course
    • Call for assistance and registration
  • Scenic Midcoast Sea Kayaking (www.mainekayak.com)
    • Through partnership with Maine Kayak
      • Sea Kayaking Guide course available
    • Youth Group Adventure Program
      • Special packaging available
    • Funyak Tours (Inflatable Kayaks) (May-September)

For the full Maine Outdoor Adventure, North Country Rivers offers on-site riverside deluxe cabin lodging, camping, platform tents, RV sites, restaurant and complete vacation packages. No experience necessary, North Country Rivers supplies everything – all equipment, guides, meals and nearly four decade of experience as Maine’s Premier Outfitter. Call Toll-Free 1-800-348-8871 for further information and to book reservations. Sign-up for a Free E-Newsletter on our website. See you in the Maine Outdoors. 

*Please note that not all amenities and services are available at both locations and some are located through a partnership, call for more information.

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Northern Outdoors
Street: Abol Bridge Campground, Baxter State Park Rd
City: Millinocket
State: ME
Phone: (207) 663-4466

Daily whitewater rafting trips from May - September!

Welcome to the heartland of Maine and the best white water rafting in New England! The incredible Penobscot River, gorgeous scenery, astounding wildlife, and expert Maine Register Guides who know the river and fun!

We’ve been running these natural rollercoasters since 1976, and accommodate all skill levels and ages 8-80!

Whether you’re a newcomer to white water river running, an action family ready to play, an explorer out for adventure, or part of a fun posse, you’ll find your ideal rafting vacation here at Northern Outdoors. Take advantage of all the activities available at our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp. All trips include a grilled lunch!
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Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce
1029 Central St. Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723-4443