Helping support local communities

The Dead River Collective

The Dead River Collective was born out of the desire to honor our ancestors commitment to the communities of the great Northwoods!

The Dead River Marketplace


Every purchase, visit & share helps support to local Maine communities & small businesses!


We strive to bring you the best & greatest designs from the collective creativity of our Maine family & friends. Our collaborators might not all live in Maine (some aren’t even living) but their hearts & minds always return to the northwoods of the Pine Tree State!


All apparel & accessories in our Marketplace utilize eco-friendly on demand printing to reduce the environmental impact of unused stock. Your item will not be created until you complete your purchase!

More Than Just A Vacation

The Way Life Should Be

West Forks, a plantation in Somerset County, was fully organized March 31, 1893, though it had been organized for election purposes in 1859.  It is north of The Forks Plantation.

West Forks lies north of the Dead River and west of the Kennebec just above where the two rivers combine at The Forks.