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Whitewater rafting on Maine's class V Penobscot River is an unmatched adventure. Winding through Baxter State Park in the shadows of Mt Katahdin is the northeast's most challenging whitewater rafting, with the river-wide hole of Extermintor, the technical class V Cribworks, and the whitewater playground that is Nesowadnehunk Falls. Join us on the trip of a lifetime.

Whitewater Rafting Penobscot River Maine

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Northern Outdoors - Katahdin Adventure Base Camp

Northern Outdoors' base camp for outdoor adventures in the Millinocket region, situated outside Baxter State Park and along the banks of the Penobscot River.

Northern Outdoors' base for outdoor adventures in the Millinocket region features a beautiful wilderness campground, and lakefront cabins along Millincoket and Ambajejus Lakes. Situated along the Penobscot River with incredible views of Mount Katahdin, the campground features riverside sites and rustic bunkhouses, just steps away from the Appalachian Trail and the check-in for rafting on the Penobscot River. Our base for Penobscot River rafting is at the Big Moose Inn, with Inn rooms and suites, lakeside cabins, campground and RV sites, two on-site restaurants, and tons of activities to keep you having fun for an extended vaca!

All lodging is located next to the Penobscot River, with class IV+ whitewater rafting including the infamous Exterminator, the Cribworks, and the 12' waterfall: Nesowadnehunk Falls. Spend some time hiking in Baxter State Park, or rent a kayak or SUP to explore Millincoket Lake!

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  • Early Booking Special: 10% Off Your Vacation!

    Book your summer, winter, spring, or fall getaway 90 days in advance and automatically get 10% off! Applies to all lodging at Northern Outdoors and rafting on the Kennebec, Dead and Penobscot Rivers. Visit The Forks, Maine for a family or couples getaway...

  • Kids Raft Half Price!

    Kids raft half price on weekdays all summer long with Northern Outdoors! Valid from June 3 - August 30, 2019, for kids ages 8-17 on the Kennebec River and ages 12-17 on the Penobscot River.

  • Heroes Discount - 15% Off!

    Active duty military, veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, teachers, healthcare professionals, and first responders – as a small token of our gratitude for your service please call us to receive 15% off rafting and year-round lodging! The discount is...

  • Mainers Raft Half Price Wednesdays All Season!

    Let's go rafting, fellow Mainers! Yep, show your proof of Maine residency and get 50% off your Kennebec or Penobscot River rafting trip on any Wednesday this season! Spring, summer and fall – come on out to experience Maine’s beauty and outrageously fun d...

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