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 seat built in for your third adult or one or two small children.
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.
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.
Here’s a quick two minute video guiding you through the check-in process at RiversEdge.
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 are now closed for the 2013 season and will reopen in the spring as soon as it is warm enough, usually late March- mid April.
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, although we are open 7 days per week with trips every hour on the hour from 10-4 June, July and August. 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 .
- 9 November 2013 : Thanks for a great 2013 season!
With the colder water and air temperatures we are now closed and will reopen for canoe, kayak and raft trips on the Little Miami next April. Exact opening date [More...]
- 11 September 2013 : Annual Fall Canoe and Kayak Sale to Begin Monday September 16
Our annual Fall sale will begin this Monday September 16. We will be open from 10am to 4pm. After Monday you can arrange a time to pick up [More...]
- 6 September 2013 : Still Summer at RiversEdge Outfitters!
With the temps forcasted for the upper 80's on both Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th we will run canoe, kayak and raft trips every hour on the hour [More...]
- 29 August 2013 : Will be a great weekend to float the river
Forecast is for highs near 90 and sunny this sounds like a great last hoorah of summer to hit the Little Miami in a canoe, kayak or [More...]
- 23 August 2013 : Wow…..What a great weekend it will be on the river!
Forcast is sunny and mid 80's both Saturday and Sunday and with the rain yesterday we are at a great level for enjoying the Little Miami River in a canoe, [More...]
- 15 August 2013 : Conditions looking great for the upcoming weekend
The Little Miami is still at a great level for canoe, kayak and raft trips for the weekend of August 17 and 18th, and exceptionally clear, with visibility to about [More...]
- 8 August 2013 : Weekend of August 10th and 11th
River conditions are excellent and the forecast is sunny and around 80 for this weekend. It will be a great weekend to enjoy the Little Miami River in a [More...]
- 1 August 2013 : News for August
Well it is the first of August and the sun is shining! While we have had a rough summer with so many rainy and cloudy days we are looking [More...]