Canoe and Kayak Rentals on the Scenic Little Miami River
Book your adventure on the Little Miami River online – make reservations here.
RiversEdge Outfitters is located on 45 acres of riverfront property along one of the least crowded and most secluded sections of the Federal and State Designated Scenic Little Miami River. RiversEdge 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 adult seat built in.
We also offer several models of 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 and Jackson. Our models include both sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks.
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
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 are now open for the season with trips leaving Saturday and Sunday every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Most weekdays we are also running trips but it is best to call ahead on a weekday.
Remember that our hours of operation – especially in the Spring and Fall – are always weather dependent. You should call ahead and check for specific hours RiversEdge Outfitters is open. Even when the weather is good, our hours can be affected by the level of the Little Miami River. (The USGS web site shows current conditions on the Little Miami River near Spring Valley.)
And don’t forget – our trips leave on the hour, so please arrive 20 -30 minutes early to allow time for paperwork and other preparations. And make your pre-trip preparation the quickest and easiest, come with your waiver already filled out. You can get a copy of the waiver by clicking here .
- 16 May 2013 : Springtime is Gorgeous at RiversEdge
We're Open for the 2013 Season! The spring scenery is spectacular along the Little Miami River. The banks of the river are lined with flowering trees and wildflowers. A canoe or [More...]
- 10 May 2013 : OPEN FOR THE 2013 SEASON
Weather permitting, RiversEdge is now open for canoe, kayak and raft trips on the Little Miami River weekends from 10-4 with trips leaving every hour on the hour. We are [More...]
- 2 April 2013 : Early April Update
While it is still a bit too cold for us to open we are getting closer! We need a string of near 70 degree days to warm the temperature [More...]
- 2 February 2013 : Looking Forward to 2013 Season!!
It is early February with snow on the ground and we are eagerly awaiting the Spring and offering canoe kayak and raft trips on the Little Miami River. We usually [More...]
- 1 October 2012 : October Hours
We are now open on a reservation only basis. Most weekdays and weekends you can still experience a beautiful fall canoe kayak or raft trip on the Little Miami [More...]
- 28 September 2012 : Hours for the Weekend of Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30
Yes we are open and running canoe kayak and raft trips on the Little Miami River both this Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th with trips every hour on [More...]
- 5 September 2012 : After Labor Day
With the recent rains the river is up a couple of inches from the level that we have been at most of the summer. We are now at our [More...]
- 16 August 2012 : Weekend of August 18 and 19th
Looks like a great forecast for upcoming weekend with sunny days in the 70's. We will run trips every hour on the hour Saturday from 9-4 and Sunday 10-4. [More...]