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Raft the Penobscot River

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The Most Thrilling River in New England!


The Penobscot is the most thrilling river in New England, offering level 3-5 rapids.  No experience necessary, just a taste of adventure.  With Mt Kahdadin, the highest mountain in Maine as your backdrop, and raging whitewater in front of your boat, you know you are in for a thrill of a lifetime!


You will shriek with joy at Nesowadnehunk Falls, a huge 12 foot drop into deep water; surfing and playing all along the river; the Ripogenus Gorge, with famous drops such as Exterminator, Big Heater, and the class 5 Cribworks, one of the most heralded sections of white water in New England!


Stay at the private Penobscot Outpost and take your pick from bunkhouses (platform tents with beds) or bring your own gear for camping.  Bathrooms, showers, and restaurant with cash bar available.  Not exactly roughing it.  On Sunday spend the day hiking (Mt Kahtadin), canoeing or just relaxing.  A perfect way to beat the heat of summer.  Drive home Sunday at your leisure.  We can help with carpooling. 


Space on the river is extremely limited, sign up EARLY!



Trip Includes

  • 2 Nights camping or bunkhouses at Penobscot Outpost (bring your own gear for camping or sleeping bag for bunkhouse).
  • Daily breakfast buffet.
  • Raft the Penobscot Saturday with guides, equipment, instruction.
  • Saturday lunch on the river
  • Apres raft video and slide show presentation of the days carnage
  • Saturday evening campfire and live music (restaurant on site for dinner)
  • JUST ADDED: Our friends at CLIF will be providing BSSC-ers with free water bottles, snack bars throughout the trip, a Happy Hour and a Post Event road kit to fuel up on the drive home!

“I had a blast this weekend & definitely look forward to more trips with BSSC.” - Lesley, rafting trip


Date & Prices

August 18-20, 2017


Member Price:  ONLY $149 for camping & rafting*

Non-members add $20

*Price is per person, based on camping - Add $30 for bunkhouse



How to Register

  • Email or call 617.789.4070 x229
  • Click Register Now button below




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