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“Dead river last blast”
Review of U.S. Rafting

U.S. Rafting
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located on the National Scenic Byway, just steps from the Dead River. The West Forks is the center of outdoor recreation in western Maine and attracts visitors each season who come to enjoy the area's many activities.Rafting trips include helmet, PFD, paddle, lunch, & guide! $129 a person and bring a tip for the guide.We can help you find camping or stay at our new location, "The Outpost"!We do birthday parties, bachelor & bachelorette parties, family reunions, kid's camp, and Boy & Girl Scout groups too!We also rent canoes and kayaks and offer over night camping trips and hiking trips.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We went back for the second time. Awesome of a time riding the extreme dead river. Much better than the kennebec river. The rosted pig for lunch was awesome.

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We brought a total of 22 people with us for a rafting adventure, and yes, we bought the tickets through Groupon. It was a first trip for most of us, and every one of us had a ball. We had Charlie as a guide for our group (she was on loan from Three Rivers) and she was fantastic. The other two boats with our group had equally good guides. I liked how US Rafting feeds everyone lunch at the end of the trip. I don't think we would have liked stopping along the way -- it was pretty cold and we would have frozen in the shade.

The only minor complaint was the check-in procedure. All 22 of us had to fill out an online form and sign it, which took quite a bit of time. I think paper forms might have been a better option with such a big crowd. Other than that, they were super-organized and the lunch was great, too! Nice job, US Rafting!

Thank gluvamutha
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

My husband and I took my step-son and his girlfriend white-water rafting for their high school graduation present this past Sunday and we all had a BLAST!! Tom was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable, safe and FUN!

Michelle was great to work with and set us up for camping the night before at a nice, scenic campground that was close to their base. The BBQ lunch that they provide after the trip was delicious and a great time to talk about all the fun that you just had!

We are already planning our white-water rafting trip for next summer and this time will be looking to go closer to one of the water release dates for even more adrenaline pumping action!!

If you are looking to do some rafting I HIGHLY recommend going with US Rafting and if you can get Tom as your guide even better (although all of the other guides also seemed highly experienced and fun)!

Now off to order pictures from the trip! :-)

Thank Gina P
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Had our first whitewater rafting trip and enjoyed it thoroughly. Meredith our guide was fantastic. She put us in a position to ride the big water whenever possible. The barbecue afterwards was a great ending to the day with the guides all pitching in to make it a memorable day for us.

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Just completed a second rafting trip with U.S. Rafting and will not use another ! Just did a 4800 CF release... what a rush !!! This is a small personal outfit that focuses on the small touches and makes sure you are satisfied ! We requested the same guide - Ryan and he is the best ! We filled our own boat this time so it was all in the family but if you can't fill your own boat they will add other groups together to fill it up ! You will have a fun and thrilling adventure and will be challenged to your abilities. They keep in mind the abilities and capabilities of those in the boats. This isn't some meek and mild ride you get from some of the other companies - these guys show you the river and the fun things the river does - like hitting those rapids head on and riding a surf wave ! You can check out some of the photos in the photo gallery on their website for proof of the visual effects.... You do get wet and that is the fun of it ! They have added the Outpost Lodge as well - and that makes it one stop - you can stay the night before and/or after your rafting adventure right there and then be returned there after the ride on the river. This is a great outfit and when you get on the river you'll understand why ! They are informative about the river and the area and can give you other tips on what to see and do.

We'll be back and going to do a big water release on the Dead !! Thanks for another great adventure !!!

2  Thank deedeesaz
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