Kennebec River - Kennebec Gorge



Class IV big water in a committed gorge.  River banks in the gorge consist of sharp shale with steep walls.  Once out of the gorge the terrain widens and things get a little easier.  At lower flows some of the bigger !V features could be portaged making the run a little easier for less experienced boaters


Class III to IV+
Current Flow 1660.0 CFS
07-14-2024 18:15
Recommended Flow Minimum: 400.0
Average: 2500.0
Maximum: 7000.0
Typical Season Begins: April
Ends: October
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge Kennebec River at The Forks, Maine
Length 3.5 Mile(s)
Gradient 40.0 FPM