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Magic Falls Rafting Company

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Address: 38 Dead River Rd, West Forks, ME
Phone Number: +1 800-207-7238
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Maine's fun, safety-conscious, value-priced whitewater outfitter on the...

Maine's fun, safety-conscious, value-priced whitewater outfitter on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers, offering trips May 1 to Columbus Day. Magic Falls base facility offers a campground with tent sites and cabin tents, a lodge with king, queen and bunk rooms (ADA room) and a restored farmhouse sleeping 16 for family groups who wish to have all the comforts of home. The base has the area's only outdoor climbing wall along with changing rooms and showers, half court basketball, volleyball, recreation pavilion and complimentary float tubes. Magic Falls is famed for its overnight "outback adventure" that include rafting, a hike to Moxie Falls, wildlife safari, tent camping and campfire meals. Magic Falls was the first to offer a double run of the upper Kennebec Gorge for action-packed adventurers and an upper gorge 1/2 day morning trip called "Cheap Thrills"

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OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE!!!

Thank you once again Magic Falls for creating this opportunity for at risk youth from Long Creek Youth Development Center! Because of your generosity, our youth had the chance to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 1, 2016
melaniepc2014
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South Portland, Maine
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I booked 4 lodge rooms for 4 adult couples well a month in advance and 3 days before our trip I received an email stating we will be put in 2 rooms. I confirmed the reservation 3 weeks prior and was told we did have 4 rooms but was very surprised when I got the email. When we checked in,... More 

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Thank Linda H
WFGBethel, Marketing Dir. & Friend at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this review

Dear Linda- Thank you for bringing to our attention your disappointing experience at Magic Falls. We too are disappointed as we strive to provide the best service to our guests to insure a memorable river trip. It is our understanding that when you booked for the busy Labor Day weekend your first choice of lodging was already reserved and that... More 

South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Thank you once again Magic Falls for creating this opportunity for at risk youth from Long Creek Youth Development Center! Because of your generosity, our youth had the chance to experience 2 incredible days on the river, an opportunity many would never of had otherwise. Your staff have superior knowledge and professionalism, always making our group feel welcomed, valued and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

My 12-yo daughter and I had a great time rafting with these guys the other day. Dave and the others all seemed to take safety very seriously which was my biggest concern as I had rafted before with less safety conscious outfits in TN and OR. If I had a complaint, it would be that the excitement of the trip... More 

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WFGBethel, Marketing Mgr. & Friend at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the honest review. Sounds like you have completed your rafting tour of U.S. rivers. All of us at Magic Falls invite you to return to tame the Dead River-culminating in a Class V mile long rapid! Minimum age 12. Hope to see you in the future. More 

Orland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

My son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and I went rafting with Magic Falls today on the Kennebec River. It was a fantastic experience and loads of fun. Our guide, Mike, was super professional and gave us a wonderful trip. Mike was very knowledgeable about the river and funny too. We all felt secure and knew we were in good hands. From our... More 

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WFGBethel, Marketing Mgr and friend at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review. We love families, especially three generation ones as Magic Falls Rafting Co. is a three generation family too. Hope to see you next season. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

My family went there many years ago and again just recently. Dave does a great job. His guides are the best and have very professional standards.

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WFGBethel, Marketing Dir. and Friend of Neddeaus at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting again. We love to see old friends and reconnect with families. My, how they grow- It always seems like only yesterday after 27 years on the river. More 

Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

alright so I've been rafting with a different company and sadly they are out of business so i ended up here. overall it was a great time, but i have a few issues. first is the "wood" they supply at the campground. they advertise on their website that bundles are $5 but they are really $6 and what you're getting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We had a family outing on the Kennebec, with our Guides JJ and Molly. A true experience of a lifetime, but one that will be repeated soon! From checking in and being assigned our rafting guides and a quick but thorough instruction of our "responsibilities" on the river, off to the buses and onto the Dam. Once on the river,... More 

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WFGBethel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this review

All of us had an awesome time with your family too! Hope to see you back on the river in the future. JJ, Molly, Abby and the crew. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Staff is friendly and accommodating, guides are a lot of fun, lodging is clean and affordable, and the experiences you have are something you will never forget. It's almost mind boggling how little you are charged for everything. Been here twice and both times could not have enjoyed myself any more than I did. I refuse look elsewhere for my... More 

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Thank Dan S
WFGBethel, Public Relations Manager at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review. We've posted on our magicfalls.com website. Hope to see you and the guys taming the rapids again soon. More 

Lee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

What an experience. I had the perfect weather for 7000cfs flow on the Dead River. It was an unbelievable trip.I can not express how satisfied I was with this trip. My guide was the absolute best. I intend on returning at a later date this rafting season to further my experiences.

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WFGBethel, Public Relations Manager at Magic Falls Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we hope you bring outstanding weather on your return trip. More 

The Forks, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been rafting with Dave and Donna at Magic Falls since the early 90's and they run an awesome operation. They have great equipment, the guides are well trained safe and fun. The food is good and you are always treated like family. Thanks Dave and Donna for many years of great fun.

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