Canoe and Kayak Rentals on the Scenic Little Miami River


Springtime Canoeing and Kayaking

Spring is here and the weather is getting warmer.  We won’t be starting our regular season just yet, but when a warm day comes along, we will open.  To get notice of when we will be doing these pre-season openings, sign up for our newsletter or like us on Facebook.

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Book Your Reservation

Book your adventure on the Little Miami River online – make reservations here.

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Canoe and Kayak rental reservationOr you can still make reservations by going to the “contact us” page or by calling 937-903-6468, the choice is yours!


Our Location

Rivers Edge Outfitters is located on 45 acres of beautiful riverfront property along one of the least crowded and most secluded sections of the Federal and State Designated Scenic Little Miami River. Rivers Edge Outfitters is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Dayton, 45 minutes from Cincinnati and a quick one hour drive from Columbus. We are between Bellbrook and Waynesville on U.S. Route 42. Whatever your pace, we have the ideal canoe or kayak rental trip for you. We also offer two sizes of rafts that are great way to experience the river.

We are proud to offer the best rental equipment available. While some of our competitors are still renting old aluminum canoes, we rent only the best canoes including Old Town Discovery’s, Wenonah, and our newest addition Paluski; that has a comfortable third seat built in for your third adult or one or two small children.

Kayaking is a Lot of Fun

We believe that we offer the finest kayak rental fleet in the Midwest with kayaks to accommodate most any person, from a 50-lb child to a 300-lb adult. We offer many different models from Perception, Wilderness Systems, Jackson and Necky. Our models include both sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks, and both single person and two person (tandem) kayaks. Most are brand new each year, as we continually sell our kayaks at the end of the season to maintain this level of quality that you cannot find at other rentals.

Never been kayaking? In this video, Rhett takes you on a guided tour of kayaking on the Little Miami River (with lots of video of people having fun kayaking!)

Our facilities are the nicest on the river and include a spacious deck, lounging and refreshment area. We also have restrooms and changing areas available for your convenience.

This being our 30th season, owners Rhett and Brandy Rohrer are committed to providing you with the best equipment, facilities and service on the Little Miami River. We are confident that this combination adds up to the best value available.

Book Your Trip Online Right Now

You can also get info or make a reservation without prepayment by calling 937-903-6468 or visiting the contact page.

Whether you want a quick trip to get a taste of canoeing or kayaking the Little Miami, or a full-day wilderness adventure, we have the trip for you. See our Rental Rates and Reservations page for details and to book your trip online.


We have special rates for groups. Discounts on canoe rental rates begin with five canoes. If your group has at least 25 people, you’ll love our Float & Feast package.





Recent News

  • 17 April 2015 : Open Tomorrow
    With the great weather forecast for Saturday we will be open and running canoe, kayak and rafts Saturday the 18th of April, and run trips every hour on the hour [More...]

  • 16 January 2015 : Great News for the Little Miami River
    Here's some really great news for the Little Miami River and those of us that love this beautiful river.  The Glen Helen Association has just added 30.5 acres to their [More...]

  • 30 September 2014 : Open with reservations only in October
    With the end of September we will move to our Fall hours, open only with advance reservations.

  • 25 September 2014 : Great Summer like Weekend!
    Forecast is sunny and 80 both Saturday and Sunday, what a great weekend to enjoy the Little Miami one more time this season!  We will be open both days with [More...]

  • 13 September 2014 : Fall Canoe and Kayak Sale
    Our annual Fall canoe and kayak sale will begin this Monday, the 15th of September.  We will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday.  There will also [More...]

  • 3 September 2014 : Fall Hours at RiversEdge
    We are now open weekends through September with canoe, kayak and  raft trips on the Little Miami River departing every hour on the hour from 10:00am to 4:00pm both Saturday [More...]

  • 21 August 2014 : Hot Weekend to Canoe Kayak
    It is looking like a great weekend to canoe, kayak and raft at RiversEdge Canoe and Kayak Outfitters.  Forecast is for sun and around 90 the next 3 days!  This [More...]

  • 15 August 2014 : Canoe and Kayak at RiversEdge this weekend August 16th and 17th
    There will be great weather to canoe, kayak and raft the Little Miami at RiversEdge Canoe and Kayak Outfitters this weekend!  Sunny and low to mid 80's both days!  Might [More...]

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First customers of season. In town from Connecticut visiting family and spending a beautiful morning on the river.
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We have just decided that conditions are so good for tomorrow,Saturday the 18th that we will run canoe kayak and raft trips every hour on the hour from 10am to 3pm. We will be offering the Blue Jacket 1.5-3 hour trip only. We also do not plan on being open on Sunday. Hope to see you on the river! !
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