Trip At a Glance


Dead River

Summer Rafting

  • Full Day Trip
  • Minimum Age 9
  • 16 Miles
  • Class II- III Whitewater Rapids
  • Cookout Lunch at Base Camp
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"Thanks for a wonderful July 4th...

I have been telling all of my friends about your rafting operation. I only wish I had done it sooner, so I guess we’ll be back. Additionally, I was very impressed by all of the staff. You run a very professional and genuine business … It truly was a gas."



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Dead River Summer Dam Release

In the summer, the Dead River has a series of dam releases for intermediate, Class III white water rafting. This 16 mile trip is ideal for families with younger children or adults who want intermediate action.

The Dead features long, continuous rapids throughout the trip. Rapids such as "Spencer Rips", the chute at "Elephant Rock" and the famous

"Poplar Hill Falls" are among the dozens you'll encounter. The Dead in the Summer is a favorite at Crab Apple because it combines 16 miles of whitewater thrills with remote wilderness scenery.


23 boys and 7 Dads from Troop 1 had a fantastic time on the Dead River last weekend.

Our troop has talked about rafting for years and we finally did it! Your staff was great with the boys and they were very safety conscious, more than the other groups we saw on the river. I liked having a satellite phone with us way out there in the wilderness. The free group campsite was also perfect for our needs.

Thanks again, we'll see you next year!"

Ken, Scoutmaster Troop 1


Trip Details: Dead River Summer Rafting

Rapid Classification: Class II-III Food: Steak, chicken, fish or vegetarian option cookout at base after trip
Miles: 16 No. of People Per Boat: 6-7
River Time:  3-4 hours    
Minimum Age: 9    

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