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Dead River Summer Rafting and funyaking

Dead River Summer Rafting and funyaking

Overview

Special summertime whitewater releases provide an excellent opportunity to go whitewater rafting or funyaking on the Dead River in Maine. We use small guided rafts or guide assisted inflatable kayaks “funyaks” to enjoy this classic Maine rafting trip. The Dead River is 16 miles of continuous fun class II and class III whitewater rapids.  We stop along the river for picnic lunch. The Dead River Summer Whitewater rafting trip is a classic Maine river rafting trip. Perfect for families.

 “FunYaks” resemble kayaks but are inflatable and have open cockpits. They are available in single and double styles, are very maneuverable and require no prior experience to paddle. We offer daily inflatable kayaking trips in Maine and  Massachusetts. Our professional guides will give you whitewater instructions on how to paddle, steer and enjoy the thrill of paddling your own FUNYAK. We offer both guided and unguided inflatable kayaking trips.  Trips include shuttles, guides, all equipment, professional instruction and a picnic lunch with most trips.

 

 


    

Itinerary

Check in starts – 8:30am

 

 

8:30am-9:30am: Check in begins. Waiver release forms are signed, gear is issued and we meet in front of the base lodge. Once all guests have arrived, your group will be given an orientation/safety lecture by our trip leader in the meeting area. Safety techniques and helpful hints are the main topics to be discussed. After the "safety talk" we will assign you a guide, rent wetsuits if needed, check your gear (personal flotation devices & paddles) and get ready to board the bus shuttle to the river.

9:45am-10-15am: Depending on dam release schedules we depart for the river!  It is approximately 40/50 minute drive through the wilderness to the raft put-in. Your guides will give you one last safety equipment check and paddling instructions before we launch our rafts.

10:30am-3:30pm: Raft the thrilling  16 miles of continuous class II & III whitewater. This rafting trip is fun, fast and furious. The wilderness setting and outstanding whitewater rafting make the Dead River one of New England’s premier whitewater runs. We pull off riverside to enjoy a riverside picnic lunch before finishing the trip and shuttling back to base for a video show of your day on the river. Trip finishes up around 4 pm.

Location

                      Directions to

Moxie Outdoor Adventures & Lake Moxie Camps

Kennebec and Dead River Base Camp

Lake Moxie Camps 207-663-2105

 

 

·         Follow I-95 North to Exit 133  (Route 201 North).

·         Follow  Route 201 North for about 65 miles, through the towns of  Solon and Bingham, Moscow and Caratunk .

·         You will pass The Forks town line and then the Moxie Outdoor Adventures office on the right 

·         Continue to drive past the office soon you will see a cell phone tower on a hill directly in front of you.

·         You will see a blue sign for Moxie Outdoor Adventure on the right,

·         Take the right just before the bridge onto the Lake Moxie Road.

·         Follow the Lake Moxie Rd.  5miles until it ends. 

·         At the end of the Moxie Road you will see Lake Moxie. Turn right on to the dirt road “The Trout Dale Rd,

·         We are just .2 miles up the road on the left. 38 Troutdale Road The Forks Maine 04985

 

 

 

You should bring the following:

     Bathing suit, shorts, sport sandals, old sneakers, or beach shoes

     Windbreaker, poly pro, Wool sweater, socks, hat in spring and fall

     Change of clothes, including dry footwear and towel Sunscreen, camera

      Tents, sleeping bags, pillows etc if you are camping or staying in platform tents                     

 

We provide:

      Licensed whitewater guides

     All equipment

     Shuttles from the base to the river and back

     Lunch

     Video presentations

  •   Wetsuit rentals available

Check In Times:

·   Kennebec rafting or full day Fun yak trip:  9:15am

·   Dead River rafting trip:  8:30am

·   Kennebec Lower River fun yak trip or rafting half day : 1:30pm

 

                                         

 

 

Questions


What you should know about your rafting trip!

•This is important for your enjoyment on all our river adventures
•Start with a bathing suit and add on: fleece, wool or synthetic top, socks, (NO COTTON, it gets wet and it gets cold) a wind breaker or paddling jacket, hat and shoes that will stay on such as sneakers, secure sandals for on the river. Apacking list is below for the overnight portion of your trip.
•Bring sunscreen, sun hat,you will be on the river for several hours.
•Your trip includes 4 meal starting with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on the 2nd,: let us if you have any special needs or allergies.
•Guides have a dry bags if you need special medication or food with you on the river.
•If you wear wear glasses something to hold them on. We sell eye glass straps.
•Wet suits are available for rent the morning of your trip: $20 full wetsuit, including booties, $8 Paddle Jacket.
•You will get wet!
•We will provide you with guides, paddles, type V life jackets, helmets,
•We use state of the art self bailing rafts
•After a safety talk, we shuttle by bus to the river.
•An average river trip is 3 to 4 hours on the river. Some longer some shorter.
•Photographers or Videographers will be available along the river to catch your most exciting moments.
•After your trip your guides will conduct a slide or video show and you can order prints and videos at that time.
•All participants are required to sigh a liability release form.
River Trip Release Forms
Adult | Youth

ABOUT OUR GUIDES


•It takes a lot of effort and understanding to become a Moxie Outdoor Adventures Guide. Every professional guide in Maine and Massachusetts must pass rigid qualifications set by the state. Each and every guide holds certification in CPR and first aid. Many are also Emergency Medical Technicians. We have several guides with up to 25 years of experience guiding through out the country!
•Our Staff is personally hand-selected because we understand that Moxie Outdoor Adventures must supply the best experience to our guests. That all begins with our guides: their expertise, and confidence on the river, their attitude toward the environment and people, their cooperative spirit and enthusiasm for the sport of whitewater rafting. They love going rafting. Whether it is rafting the Dead River at flood stage or float with a family on their first rafting trip our guides love the rivers and the people and it shows.
•Interested in becoming a Whitewater Guide? We run an annual Whitewater Guide Schools at Moxie Outdoor Adventures. Training programs are run in the spring and fall. Call for details 800-866-6943.
GET YOURSELF A FREE RIDE !
•Just book 20 rafters at full retail price and your rafting trips is free-Any River Any Time
For questions or more information please contact Moxie Outdoor Adventures info@moxierafting.com or call us at 1-800-866-6943

 

What to Bring

What you should know about your rafting trip!

•This is important for your enjoyment on all our river adventures
•Start with a bathing suit and add on: fleece, wool or synthetic top, socks, (NO COTTON, it gets wet and it gets cold) a wind breaker or paddling jacket, hat and shoes that will stay on such as sneakers, secure sandals.
•Bring sunscreen, sun hat,you will be on the river for several hours.
•Your trip includes lunch,: let us if you have any special needs or allergies.
•Guides have a dry bag if you need special medication or food with you.
•If you wear wear glasses something to hold them on. We sell eye glass straps.
•Wet suits are available for rent the morning of your trip: $20 full wetsuit, including booties, $8 Paddle Jacket.
•You will get wet!
•We will provide you with guides, paddles, type V life jackets, helmets,
•We use state of the art self bailing rafts
•After a safety talk, we shuttle by bus to the river.
•An average river trip is 3 to 4 hours on the river. Some longer some shorter.
•Photographers or Videographers will be available along the river to catch your most exciting moments.
•After your trip your guides will conduct a slide or video show and you can order prints and videos at that time.
•All participants are required to sigh a liability release form.

You should bring the following:

     Change of clothes, including dry footwear and towel

     River shoes sneakers or securely fastening sandals are fine

     Bathing suit or shorts you can get wet

     Windbreaker Wool sweater, socks, hat in spring and fall

     Sunscreen, bug spray, camera

Camping & Lodging

Maine Lodging

Trip Details

Dead River Summer Raft/Funyak
Trip Length: 1 Day
Difficulty: 3
Minimum Age: 10 yrs

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Price: $70 - $100

Full Day
Trip length – 14 miles
Difficulty:  Class 2 & 3
Minimum Age: 10 yrs. Paddle Raft, 14 funyaks
Includes: Picnic Lunch

Government River Use fee not included.


2018 Summer Release Dates:

Sunday June 10
Saturday July 21
Sunday August 12