The Forks is more of an intersection of two rivers, the Dead River and Kennebec River, than a town.
Well known as the headquarters of several white water rafting outfitters and seated along the Old Scenic Byway navigating its way toward Canada, through Bingham, the Forks is the epicenter and start for rafting and whitewater camping trips. Many travelers to the Forks will find untamed wilderness, wildlife including moose, deer, loon and other Maine birds.
Anglers, hunters, and hikers will find the Forks as the perfect vacation destination to experience the great outdoors with tour companies that offer Maine guides for rafting, ATV, biking, rock climbing and snowshoeing treks.
By the winter time, snowmobiling becomes the method of transportation. Many lodges in The Forks offer rentals and guides for rafting, ATVing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling while offering home-cooked meals by a fire after a day of rigorous outing. Or you can rent your own rustic camp or cabin on the river or stay in a nearby campground to really get the taste of Vacationland.
The Forks is casual, rustic, real Maine, nothing fancy – but it sure is fun.
Maine's Premier Adventure Resort. Recognized by Yankee Magazine for Best New England Adventures & Editors Choice. Established in 1976, we pioneered whitewater rafting on Maine’s Kennebec, Penobscot, and Dead rivers and offer year-round adventure vacations. Half price rafting for kids on weekdays. Other outdoor activities include hiking, ATV/UTV rentals & tours, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling. The resort includes private cabins, riverside tent & RV campground, and the Kennebec River Brewery, featured on the Maine Beer Trail. Located on The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway. Learn More
Maine’s fun, safety-conscious, value-priced whitewater rafting outfitter offering day trips on the Kennebec and Dead rivers. Get a taste of the Upper Kennebec Gorge Class III-V rapids with our Cheap Thrills trip for only $49. For adrenaline seekers, try the Double Run of the Class III-V Upper Kennebec Gorge or for a laid-back afternoon float tube a six mile stretch of the Kennebec from The Forks to Caratunk, where the Appalachian Trail crosses the river. Magic Falls offers campsites, cabin tents, air-conditioned lodge with king, queen and bunk rooms and a guesthouse sleeping 16. Learn More
These recently constructed riverside cabins offer deluxe lodging in the Maine outdoors. Each four season riverside cabin offers private bedrooms, full kitchen, living and dining room area, full bathroom, heat, AC, cable TV and an outside fireplace. Experience dining on-site at our own Patrick’s Restaurant and Pub. In addition to great lodging, we offer White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Moose Safaris and much more, all from our base on the Kennebec River in Bingham. Learn More
Located on Attean Lake, "the most beautiful lake in Maine", we offer all inclusive lodging on a 24-acre island. Our secluded lodge is the perfect place to unplug and enjoy nature's escape. Here, there is no electricity or cellphone service, however, our lodge does have solar power and WiFi 24/7. For generations, Attean Lake Lodge has included all meals, daily housekeeping, activities, and entertainment to provide a fun, stress-free vacation where you can unplug and relax!
Maine Lakeside Resort & Event Center offers private fully furnished cabins that sleep up to 8 people. We offer a unique location for family vacations and private functions such as weddings and retreats. We are the only resort in the area with deep water access and a public boat launch nearby, perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating. For more adventure, head offsite for hiking trails, whitewater rafting, guided fishing trips, float plane rides & more! Learn More
The Forks Area
C. Moxie Gore Outfitters – Moxie Gore Township l 207-663-2121
Kennebec Riverside Cabins l 207-848-3417
West Forks Area
Adventure River Expeditions l 207-663-2249
Crab Apple Acres Inn and Whitewater l 800-553-7238
Enchanted Outfitters and Lodge, Inc. l 207-663-2238
Grand View Lodging Professional River Runners l 800-553-7238
Inn by the River l 207-663-2181
Magic Falls Rafting Company l 207-663-2220
Moxie Outdoor Adventures Lodging and Rafting Co.
North American Whitewater l 207-663-4430
Professional River Runners of Maine l 207-663-2229
Three Rivers Whitewater l 207-663-2104