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Kennebec River Overnight Camping Trip

Kennebec River Overnight Camping Trip

Overview

Our two-day overnight wilderness adventures trip is a wonderful way to explore and enjoy the Kennebec River. We start with an exciting day of inflatable kayaking also know as ” Fun Yaks “. These very stable inflatable kayaks are perfect for enjoying the sport of river kayaking. After some instrution from your guides everyone is ready to enjoy paddling their own fun yak in the exciting class II and III whitewater rapids on the  Kennebec River. We stop for riverside a picnic lunch at and some surfing at  swimmers hole.  Our motor boat then tows you across the lake to our private campsite located on a wilderness island where you'll spend the night.  The views from the campsite are down the lake and the sounds of loons can be heard nightly. While your guides are preparing dinner over the open fire, relax, fish or just enjoy the scenery with your favorite beverage. The stars at night are just spectacular from our campsite.

The next day after a hearty full breakfast prepared by your guides, we whitewater raft on the exciting class IV and V rapids of the Kennebec Gorge full day trip. Lunch is served along the riverbanks and included a steak and chicken barbecue with all the fixings including our famous “Moxie Beans”. The lower Kennebec River offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, water fights and enjoying this classic Maine River!

This affordable trip is all-inclusive: tents, sleeping pads, shuttle transportation and four hearty meals *add $20.00 for Maine lobster bake. No experience is required and the minimum age is 8. With 6 people you can secure a trip. If your group is smaller than 6 will will run the trip for an additional fee or we can likely hook you up with a trip already scheduled. Arrangements can made for individuals who cannot participate in both days.

Itinerary

EXAMPLE ITINERARY: 2-DAY KENNEBEC RIVER OVERNIGHT TRIP

 

On Day 1 you meet at 8:30 a.m.. That morning you meet your guides, get set up with your safety gear, sign a General Release and pack all your personal gear into a watertight bag. You are then shuttled to the East Outlet, a short Class II-III section of whitewater originating out of Moosehead Lake. We raft the East Outlet in small boats and inflatable kayaks. At the end of this stretch of whitewater you are served a cold cut lunch and can swim through one of the rapids called Swimmer's Hole. Our motor boat then tows you across the lake to the campsite located on a wilderness island where you'll spend the night. At the campsite, your tents and sleeping pads are already set up, your personal gear has been delivered and a campfire will be roaring shortly. On the island you can fish, swim or paddle around. Later that evening, a full course lobster dinner is cooked over an open fire and dinner concludes with strawberry shortcake over fresh baked biscuts. Evenings are spent around the campfire swapping stories and jokes or listening to the loons.

On Day 2 you arise and are served a full, hearty breakfast. Later, the motor boat tows you across the rest of the lake to the dam on the Kennebec River. You leave your small boats and duckies, walk down the hill and embark on the large rafts for a day of rafting large Class III, IV and V whitewater. If the water release permits, a stop is made along the river at a favorite swimming hole where a snack is served. The lower half of the Kennebec River widens out and is perfect for waterfighting and joke telling. we stop riverside and partake in a hearty chicken, steak or veggie burger  BBQ lunch.Toward 3:00 p.m. on Day 2, you finish the rafting portion of the trip at the same location that you met us on Day 1.  Your overnight trip ends with a slide show of you rafting the big rapids that morning. You show up at the door and we take care of the rest!

 

8:30 AM- Check in at Lake Moxie Camps for day one. Waivers signed, gear issued, safety/orientation etc. All personal gear that is needed for the overnight portion of your trip is loaded into our shuttle van which will be delivered to your campsite.

10:30AM- Shuttle to the put in for the beginning of your two day adventure. Launch.

10:30AM-3:30 PM- Inflatable kayaking ” Fun Yaks “ and lunch

1:30 PM-4:30 PM:  Tow to campsite on Indian Pond or switch to our historic 10 person voyageur canoes to paddle to our a remote camping site at the confluence of the Kennebec River and Wyman Lake.

5:00 PM-While your guides are preparing dinner over the open fire, relax , fish or just enjoy the scenery with your favorite beverage. The stars at night are just spectacular from our camp site.

7:00 AM-4:30PM-Start with a hearty full breakfast then off for a full day rafting trip on the Kennebec River with lunch. Return to Lake Moxie Camps for photo or video show

Location

Trip Starts at Moxie Outdoor Adventures/Lake Moxie Camps Kennebec River Base
38 Troutdale Road The Forks, Maine 04985
8:30 am check-in 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

What you should know about your overnight rafting trip!

•This is important for your enjoyment on all our river adventures.
• For your day trips 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. A packing 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 meals starting with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on the 2nd,: Please make us aware if you have any special needs or allergies.
•We provide dry bags for your personal gear. A list of items for your night out is provided in "What to Bring"
•If you wear wear glasses you will need 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, $10 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 day 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

 

For questions or more information please contact Moxie Outdoor Adventures  info@moxierafting.com or call us at 1-800-866-6943

What to Bring

You should bring the following:

Packing List for Overnight Trips
 
 Sleeping Bag (sleeping bag liner too if you get cold easily)
 
 Bathing Suit
 
 Non-cotton clothing such as nylon, polypro, and other man made fabrics
 
 2 pair of shoes (one for the water and one dry) – not sandals or flip-flops
 
 Water Bottle
 
 Flashlight / Headlamp & Extra Batteries
 
 Sun Screen
 
 Insect Repellant
 
 Towel
 
 Rain Gear (tops & bottoms)
 
 Personal Hygiene Items (environmentally friendly soap)
 
 Medications (epi pen, pills, inhaler, etc)
 
 Extra Set of Eyeglasses or Contacts
 
 Personal Backpack
 
 Watch with Alarm
 
 If planning to fish, pole & tackle & license
 
 
 
Moxie Outdoor Adventures Will Provide Tents & Sleeping Pads 

 

Camping & Lodging

 

Lake Moxie Camps lodging in Maine

 

Trip Details

Kennebec Island Overnight
Trip Length: 2 Days
Difficulty: 4
Minimum Age: 10 yrs

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Price: $230 - $260

2 days 23 miles on the Kennebec River
Funyaking & Whitewater Rafting
Wilderness Island Camping