Canoe and Kayak Rentals on the Scenic Little Miami River

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

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Or you can make reservations by going to the “contact us” page or by calling 937-903-6468, the choice is yours!

Fun!

We are closed this weekend, Saturday the 30th and Sunday May 1 due to a combination of cool, cloudy and rain threatening conditions.  We expect normal hours the weekend of May 7th and 8th if weather conditions permit.

 

Our Location

Canoe and Kayak rental reservationRivers 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 a 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.

OPEN FOR WEEKEND TRIPS EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR 10-3.  OPEN FOR WEEKDAY TRIPS WITH RESERVATION.  JUST CALL 937-903-6468!  THIS IS WEATHER AND RIVER LEVEL DEPENDENT!  DO NOT COME OUT WITHOUT CALLING OR CHECKING THE FACEBOOK FEED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PAGE!

Be sure to arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your trip start time.

About the Weather

Please note that our hours are weather dependent, particularly in the spring or fall. Even during great weather conditions our hours can be affected by the river level. We recommend you read our informative blog post discussing what river levels mean before your next adventure with RiversEdge.

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 32nd 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.

Groups

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.

 

OUR HOURS OF OPERATION ARE; CURRENTLY OPEN WEEKENDS AND OPEN SOME WEEKDAYS WITH RESERVATION, AS LONG AS WEATHER AND RIVER CONDITIONS ALLOW.   SEE YOU OUT ON THE RIVER SOON!

 

 

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Kimberly VestCan't wait! My husband and I come down every year for our anniversary on the 4th of July. Love the water!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Alice E. RobertoSusan Banashak2 weeks ago
Marrisa FoudrayJennifer Foudray2 weeks ago   ·  1
Ashley KeachWhat is the water temp?2 weeks ago
Roni Camp PridemoreI like this video, makes me want to go canoeing!2 weeks ago
Michelle PrattSee you on Sunday!2 weeks ago
Meg Catfish LyonsBest place ever!!2 weeks ago
Leslie HarrisI went yesterday and it was so good to be back.1 week ago

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Shawn CookWhat's the water temp?2 weeks ago
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Dolly Ast McKeehanYou do a great job keeping our wonderful river free of obstacles. Thank you.2 weeks ago
Ashley KeachAre you going to be open this weekend? Thinking about coming on sunday2 weeks ago

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Rhett RohrerHi Kevin, I do not about that stretch, as Bellbrook Canoe usually clears it of obstructions. Rhett Rohrer RiversEdge Canoe & Kayak Outfitters 3928 State Route 42 South Waynesville, Ohio 45068-9607 937-903-6468 www.riversedgeoutfitters.com <http://www.riversedgeoutfitters.com/>2 weeks ago
Margaret Dalenarrows to bellbrook is pretty clear - was on it last Tuesday. A little tight at the 90 degree bend by the beach1 week ago

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Stefanie BoydWe can't wait to be out there!! Thanks for all the updates.2 months ago   ·  1
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Katherine ShonkwilerVery pretty.3 months ago
Shawn CookNice!3 months ago
Susie RymanI can't wait to get in a kayak and get kissed by the sun.3 months ago
Bobby MilhoanThis is bobby i cant wate 2 go down the river mite do it sunday is it. Or do u think it will b save on sunday2 months ago

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RiversEdge OutfittersThanks Vicki!3 months ago   ·  1
Roni Camp PridemoreSo funny glad it worked out3 months ago
Shawn CookWow that had disaster written all over it. Ice cold water, no life jackets, no paddles apparently. Fun? Maybe. Dumbasses? Yes. Scott Cook3 months ago   ·  1
Scott CookOh god!! That looked bad!! 5 people in a canoe sliding into icy water. Can't believe it didn't tip3 months ago
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Rhett RohrerWe were lucky as well! Rhett Rohrer RiversEdge Canoe 3928 South State Route 42 Waynesville, OH 45068 (937)-903-64683 months ago

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Annette Carl Fideler, Emily Clark and 195 others like this

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Kimberly VestCan't wait! My husband and I come down every year for our anniversary on the 4th of July. Love the water!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Alice E. RobertoSusan Banashak2 weeks ago
Marrisa FoudrayJennifer Foudray2 weeks ago   ·  1
Ashley KeachWhat is the water temp?2 weeks ago
Roni Camp PridemoreI like this video, makes me want to go canoeing!2 weeks ago
Michelle PrattSee you on Sunday!2 weeks ago
Meg Catfish LyonsBest place ever!!2 weeks ago
Leslie HarrisI went yesterday and it was so good to be back.1 week ago

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Scott Gurney, AnnaLeah Jordan and 31 others like this

Shawn CookWhat's the water temp?2 weeks ago
Tom HardmanLooks like a fun time.2 weeks ago
Dolly Ast McKeehanYou do a great job keeping our wonderful river free of obstacles. Thank you.2 weeks ago
Ashley KeachAre you going to be open this weekend? Thinking about coming on sunday2 weeks ago

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Aaron Fox, Jared Curtis and 31 others like this

Rhett RohrerHi Kevin, I do not about that stretch, as Bellbrook Canoe usually clears it of obstructions. Rhett Rohrer RiversEdge Canoe & Kayak Outfitters 3928 State Route 42 South Waynesville, Ohio 45068-9607 937-903-6468 www.riversedgeoutfitters.com <http://www.riversedgeoutfitters.com/>2 weeks ago
Margaret Dalenarrows to bellbrook is pretty clear - was on it last Tuesday. A little tight at the 90 degree bend by the beach1 week ago

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Kate and I out checking the river on a beautiful sunny day. As soon as river level drops a bit we will start cutting trees blocking the river. Will post pics or video of the clearing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Scott Humphrey, Jared Curtis and 165 others like this

View previous comments

Rach Riddell-ShafeekBe safe out there guys... can't wait to get out1 month ago   ·  1
Katie GlassAww she has gotten so big.1 month ago
Shannon ThomasEver need help, let me know. I got a drysuit1 month ago
Matt BaileyI can't wait4 weeks ago
Matt BaileyIf you need help PM me4 weeks ago   ·  1
RiversEdge OutfittersThanks Matt4 weeks ago   ·  1
RiversEdge OutfittersThanks Matt4 weeks ago
Susie RymanCan't wait to get in a kayak!4 weeks ago

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