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Kennebec Double Trouble

Kennebec Double Trouble

Overview

Kennebec River Double Trouble Multi-Gorge adventure allows you to enjoy the class IV+ rapids of the Kennebec River twice.  We raft the five mile Upper Kennebec Gorge through Class III-V whitewater, take out at Carry Brook, return to Harris station and ride the Upper Gorge again.  After take-out at Carry Brook, we return to base camp for a hearty barbecue.  The Multi-Gorge Adventure is offered any day excluding high water release days. A minimum of 8 passengers per trip is required. We will try to combine passengers from different parties to qualify for the minimum.

 

 


Itinerary


9:45am- Once all guests have arrived, your group will be given an orientation by our trip leader
in the meeting area. The trip leader will go over the days itinerary and make a recomendation
for the days river wear. Wetsuits may be rented at this time. Next is our “saftey talk”, safety
techniques and helpful hints are the main topics to be discussed. After the "safety talk" we will
suit you up with your pfds (personal flotation devices) give you a paddle and helmet and we board
a bus for a ten minute ride and it is off to the river.

10:30am - Get ready for two "Gorge runs" on the first 5 miles of the river. The Kennebec Gorge features
exciting rapids like "Rock Garden", "Big Mama", "The Alleyway", and "MAgic Falls". We'll get soaked as
we ride these big rapids and rest in the few slack sections in between.

11:30am - Arrive at carrybrook takeout after the first run. Head up the stairs, load the van or bus, drive
back to the dam and do it all again!

12:30pm - The middle and lower section of the river slows down some with plenty of time to swim and soak
in the scenary.A barbecue lunch of you choice of chicken steak or veggie burger along with “Moxie Baked Beans,
home made pasta salad, dessert, juice or ice water will be served downriver

3:30-4pm - Takeout at The Forks “Ball Field” Our shuttle bus will be waiting when we arrive. After the gear
is loaded we'll board the bus for a 10 minute ride back to camp.

4:15-4:30pm  - We arrive back in camp. Enjoy a cold beer or refreshment while you view your photos or video of the trip.
You may purchase a CD or DVD video full of great shots of your raft riding the rapids of the fabulous Kennebec River
of Maine

Maine’s most popular whitewater rafting trip!

Location

Directions to Moxie Outdoor Adventure & Lake Moxie Camps, Kennebec River Trip 38 Troutdale Road The Forks, Maine 04985
Lost or Late call 207-663-2105


From Points South:
I-95 North to Exit 133 in Fairfield, Maine. Follow Rte 201 North 65 miles to The Forks. Pass through Skowhegan and then Bingham (23 miles to The Forks). Once you reach The Forks look for our signs. The first one you will see is our office sign continue past for seven miles you will see our blue sign and the bridge crossing the Kennebec River. Take the right BEFORE THE BRIDGE turn onto the Moxie Road. DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE follow the Moxie road for 5 miles it will end at Lake Moxie look for the second blue sign. Turn right onto the dirt road go 2/10ths of a mile we you will see us on the left.

Travel time from Boston: 4.5 hours
Travel time from Worcester: 5 hours
Travel time from Providence: 6 hours
Travel time from Hartford: 6.5 hours
Travel time from Portsmouth: 3.75 hours
Travel time from New York: 8 hours
From Points North:
Take I-95 south to Exit 157 in Newport. Take Rte 2 West to Skowhegan. In Skowhegan take Rte 201 North. Pass through Skowhegan and then Bingham (23 miles to The Forks). Once you reach The Forks look for our signs. The first one you will see is our office sign continue past for seven miles you will see our blue sign and the bridge crossing the Kennebec River. Take the right turn BEFORE THE BRIDGE onto the Moxie Road. DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE follow the Moxie Outdoor Adventures road for 5 miles it will end at Lake Moxie look for the second blue sign. turn right onto the dirt road go .2 miles we you will see us on the left.

Travel time from Bar Harbor: 3 hours
Travel time from Bangor: 2 hours
Travel time from Calais: 4 hours
Travel time from Houlton: 3 hours

Questions

 

How often do trips run?

We run trips on the Kennebec River seven days a week from May through October. There are certain days during the week in early and late season that we may not have trips scheduled. We will schedule a trip for at least 6 persons. Plan your trip as far in advance as possible and this will give you more options for trip dates if you have a group since most of our popular dates book well in advance.

 

Do I have to know how to swim to raft in Maine?

On rafting trips knowing how to swim is not a pre requisite on most of our river trips. The type V pfd we will give you is designed to float you high in whitewater conditions. This section of the river is perfect for swimming and floating you must wear your life jacket. On our class V trips in Maine we recommend that you have basic swimming skills.

 

What should we bring?

You need to bring shorts, swim suit, fleece or under armour, t-shirt, foot protection (old sneakers, beach shoes or sport sandals), any medication, and a dry set of clothes for your ride home. Everything that you wear will may get wet so plan accordingly. Please do not bring valuable items (i.e. expensive clothes or shoes, jewelry, non-waterproof cameras or other items) on the raft. Under a wetsuit you will wear swimwear or insulated synthetic winter underwear (No COTTON) on cold spring days. On cold days wear wetsuit booties for extra warmth.

 

Can I rent a wetsuit?

Yes we rent wetsuits, booties, and river shoes at all locations. The can be rented the day of the trip or pre book and receive a discount.

 

What type of meals are served?

We serve a barbecue lunch with a choice of steak, chicken, or a vegetarian option with salads, Moxie Baked Beans, dessert, with juice or ice water. . We can accommodate most dietary needs given an adequate warning.

 

How many people and rafts go on a trip?

Midweek trips tend to have smaller size trips and the rivers are generally less crowded. On summer weekends many times we book out so we will run the maximum group size that is listed for each river.

Early and late season are less busy than July and August.


What if weather is bad?

Trips run rain or shine. You are going to get wet.  In twenty plus years of rafting we have only cancel one rafting trip. That was when Hurricane Irene directly hit the Deerfield River! In the event we have to cancel a trip we will issue you a trip credit or rain check for a future trip.

 

Can we request a guide?

Yes we will make every effort to schedule guides you have enjoyed in the past.


Is it appropriate to tip a guide after the trip?

Yes guides work very hard to insure you have a safe and fun river experience. If you feel your guide has done has made your trip and memorable experience, a tip is a very nice way to show your appreciation.

 

Can we still raft if we have children (under 7 years of age)

Yes we have several full and ½ day trip options in Maine and Massachusetts for children under the age of seven.  These include raft float trips, and inflatable kayaking options on class 2-3 rivers. We also offer rowing frame trips and split trip options on class III rivers and above. See our family rafting trips page and our row frame trip options.

 

Do I need a fishing license to fish? Yes any one over the age of 15 is required to have a fishing license in Maine. They can be purchased at most local stores. The fishing is always good but May tends to be the best time for fishing.

 

What to Bring

This is important for your enjoyment on all our river adventures

What to bring:


Bathing suit and towel
River shoes, beach shoes shoes you can get wet
Fleece, sweater, hat, wool or synthetic top, socks,
(NO COTTON, it gets wet and dries slowly) and windbreaker for cooler days
Change of clothes, including dry footwear and towel for after the river
Sunscreen, any medications, inhalers, etc.: Your guide will have a drybag
on the river if you need special medication

Moxie Outdoor Adventures provide:


Licensed whitewater guides, fun professional staff
All equipment, Type V PFD, paddles, helmets,
State of the art self bailing rafts
Wetsuit Rentals: $20 full wetsuit, including booties, and $8 paddle jacket
Lunch: Steak, Chicken or Veggie Burger: let us know if you have any dietary restrictions
After the trip we will conduct a slide or video show and you can order prints or
videos at this time
Store: T- Shirts, Photos and plus more Moxie gear

 

Camping & Lodging

Maine Lodging

Trip Details

Double Trouble
Trip Length: 1 Day
Difficulty: 4+
Minimum Age: 14 yrs

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Price: $110 - $125

Daily Releases
Raft the Gorge twice
Difficulty: Class 3-4+
Price: $125
Lunch Included
Government River Use fee not included.