Rapid River White Water Rafting in Maine and New Hampshire

Difficulty: Class II-IV

The Rapid River white water rafting adventure is a one of a kind wilderness experience down on one of the the steepest raftable rivers in Maine! Start the morning off with a paddle across scenic “Pond in the River.”

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The excitement begins at Lower Dam, where you will navigate a series of Class II rapids before descending a run of Class III/IV rapids known as the Three Pitches, to Smooth Ledge. Smooth Ledge is a locally-renowned free-standing wave frequented by the area’s best whitewater kayakers. Check out the athletes or join in on the fun by opting to surf the wave in your raft! Finish the trip with the long Class IV rapid S-turn and the notorious Devil’s Hopyard, where there is a surprise around every corner.

This classic New England River trip includes a riverside lunch, snacks, a pontoon boat ride across Lake Umbagog and transportation from Errol, NH. Age limit for this trip is 12 and over.

Departing from scenic Errol, NH – a short drive from comfortable accommodations and restaurants. Rapid River white water rafting is the perfect outing with adventurous friends, or celebration for a special occasion. Book your trip today!

“A group of friends and I booked with ELC Outdoors for Labor Day. We did a river trip. The three guides were on time and the communication before the event was professional and helpful. We had a fantastic time! The guides (who are also the owners) are just amazing! They were fun-very professional-and made the trip just a great time. I have been rafting all over and hands down-these guides were the best! I will be sure to go on more of their trips-just some great guys who really put out the effort for their rafters to have a fantastic time. They also do white water kayaking-so I will absolutely be joining them next year!”

Here’s a quick guide to this level white water rafting adventure.

  • Grade 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some maneuvering.
    (Skill level: basic paddling skill)
  • Grade 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering.
  • Grade 4: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed.

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