December 12, 2017
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Three Rivers Whitewater riding high on record water levels and rapids

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THE FORKS, Maine ― After starting the 2017 season with heavy rain, Three Rivers Whitewater is now reaping the benefits, with lakes at full capacity and rivers running higher than they have in years. The big water is a welcome sight after several years of drought in Maine, and is drawing tourists from across the East Coast.

Three Rivers Whitewater is Maine’s premier adventure sport operator, with one and two-day trips on the Dead River, Kennebec River and Penobscot River. With rafting, tubing, and lodging options that include a hotel, cabins and yurts, Three Rivers offers an alternative to the family summer beach vacation, and for many, that’s a welcome change.

“I see people wanting to get out in the wilderness more than I have in a long time,” said Joe Christopher, president of Three Rivers. “Being in Northern Maine gives families a chance to disconnect from technology and form some great memories out on the river. Up here, there are no distractions, just beautiful land, time together and some awesome thrills.”

So far, this season, Three Rivers has carried more than 5,000 enthusiastic whitewater rafters, and they expect to top 9,000. For those not interested in the river or looking to have double the thrill, Christopher’s team also operates Jump and Raft skydiving from their Penobscot River Outpost.

“Jump and Raft is the only place where you can skydive and then get on Class IV rapids in the same trip,” said Christopher. “We’ve had more than 200 people jump with us this summer, and it is a rush they’ll never forget.”

Three Rivers operates rafting throughout the fall, with their last day typically landing on Columbus Day Weekend. Fall whitewater rafting in Maine gives people a unique opportunity to see classic New England foliage from the water.

For more information on Three Rivers Whitewater or to book a trip, visit

About Three Rivers
Three Rivers Whitewater “The Home of Serious Fun!” is Maine’s premier adventure sport destination and with whitewater rafting on Maine’s Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers, skydiving in Millinocket and many other outdoor adventures. Founded in 1997 by Joe Christopher, Three Rivers has grown to include award-winning accommodations, such as Inn by The River and The Forks Fun Resort in The Forks and the Penobscot Outpost in Millinocket. All three locations offer lodging and meals with a focus on fresh local dining at the Inn’s Riverside Pub.