Kennebec River Ferry Service

The Kennebec River is the most formidable un-bridged crossing along the entire 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail.

The Kennebec is approximately 400 feet wide with a swift, powerful current under the best of circumstances.  However, as a result of releases of water from hydroelectric facilities on the river, the depth and current of the river surge quickly and unpredictably.  You cannot cross faster than the water level rises.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has contracted with Greg Caruso of Maine Guide Service, LLC to provide the 2020-2022 ferry service for AT hikers. Contact at (207) 858-3627 or

Updated 4-17-24