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Penobscot River Rafting

(May 20th – September 20th ) technical class IV – V whitewater, breathtaking scenery, Maine wildlife and watersides.

Penobscot River Maine Rafting Expeditions
Weekdays $99.00 per person
Sat. July/Aug $125.00  *Sundays, $99.00 
Minimum Rip Gorge min. age 15 yrs /Lower min. 11 yrs. Check-in time 8:15 a.m.

Go Penobscot River Rafting on the Penobscot River in Maine with Moxie Outdoor Adventures

Maine’s mile high Mount Katahdin provides the backdrop for the Maine’s most challenging stretch of class V whitewater rafting trip. In the first two miles the Penobscot River rushes through the spectacular Ripogenus Gorge. On this section whitewater rapids like “Exterminator”, and “Fist of God” live up to their names. The “Crib Works” rapid is solid class V whitewater. This stretch of white water is the most challenging commercially rafted river in New England.  We stop at the Big Eddy to pick up our younger rafters. From here to the take out, the Penobscot River flows through Maine’s Baxter State Park. The next 14 miles of the Penobscot River alternates between class III + and IV whitewater. Highlights of the day include the 12 foot high water fall rapid “Nesowadnehunk Falls”, waterslide and a sizzling steak and chicken barbeque. Wildlife is abundant and sightings of moose and eagles are not uncommon. A Thrilling Maine Whitewater Adventure!

Penobscot River “Double Dip”

Exterminator Rapid Ripogenus Gorge Penobscot Rive

Whitewater raft two runs through the Penobscot Rivers ‘class V whitewater rapids of the Ripogenus Gorge and Crib Works . The whitewater action is nonstop, fast and furious! Prior whitewater rafting experience is required a minimum of six rafters is required.“Double Trouble” – $150.00pp

More information email us at or call 1-800-866-6943

Two days whitewater rafting the Penobscot River with lunch $199.00 pp "excludes lodging ”

Wilderness Edge Campground 71 Millinocket Lake Rd Millinocket, ME 04462
Late or Lost? Call 207-723-8391 


DIRECTIONS: Take I-95 to the Medway exit (Exit 244). Turn onto Rt. 157 West. Follow Rte. 157 for 8 miles to Millinocket. Turn right at the old Stearns High School (big brick building on your right) onto Katahdin Ave. Bare Left onto Bates Ave (following the signs to Baxter State Park). Bates Ave turns into Millinocket Lake Road. We are located on the right, as you leave Millinocket, just after the Radio Station WZYY.  You will see a Wilderness Edge Campground sign with a Maine Rafting Expeditions sign below it on the right.  If arriving at night both signs are lite up.  If you see a sign for the Timber Cursers Snowmobile club on your right you just missed it.

 From Southern and Northern points: Take I-95 to exit 244 (Medway/Millinocket) Follow instructions above.

From Eastern points: Cross in from Canada via the Calais or Houlton border crossings. If you cross at Houlton follow the above instructions. If you cross at Calais, follow Rt. 9 to Bangor and then follow the instructions above.

From Western points: From Maine’s western mountains, take Rt. 2 to Bangor and then I-95 to exit 244 (Medway/Millinocket) and follow the instructions above.

What to bring for your rafting trip:

  • Bathing suit, shoes you can get wet, sweater, fleece, under armor, hat, windbreaker – NO COTTON!
  • Change of clothes, including dry footwear and towel for after the river
  • Sunscreen
  • Any medications needed for the day
  • Towel
  • Your confirmation
  • If you are under 18 you will have to have a signed release form a parent or guardian.


Moxie Outdoor Adventures reserve the rights to run an alternate stretch of the  Penobscot  River to insure the safety of our guests.

All Penobscot river trips are run by Maine Rafting Expeditions. MRE base is located at the Wilderness Edge Campground just outside of Millinocket on the Baxter State Park/Millinocket Lake Road.

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