With all the snow melt and rain, the waters are all pretty high in the region. But if you like class IV rafting, it is a great time on the Dead River.
Here is a description from one of the rafting companies in West Forks: ” The Dead River has eight special high volume dam releases each season that produce big whitewater action over 16 miles. The river bed drops steadily during the entire run and produces long, consistent action that builds throughout the day in Class III-V rapids such as “Humpty Dumpty”, “Elephant Rock” and “Spruce Ledges”. Each rapid includes long wave trains and sudden drops into deep holes.The Dead continues to build through dozens of rapids and culminates in the LONGEST RAPID IN THE NORTHEAST, Class IV-V “Poplar Hill Falls”. “Poplar” on its own is one mile of whitewater with huge standing waves and deep, turbulent holes. When you combine “Poplar” with the rest of this action packed trip, you have the finest raft trip in the Northeast!”
The first release in on May 11th. Do you dare? Of course rafting trips are offered well into September.
We no longer have a rafting company in Jackman but the Forks is only a 30 minute ride. Spend the weekend with us and then come back to your cabin after your ride to share your experience with each other while roasting marshmallows by a campfire.