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!

Bald Eagles are Back!

Not too long ago, Bald Eagles nearly became extinct.  Now they’ve made a comeback and we even have some nesting along the Little Miami River near RiversEdge Outfitters.  On your next trip here, keep an eye on the sky and you just might see them . . .

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.

OUR HOURS OF OPERATION DURING THE MAIN SEASON (JUNE-AUGUST) – WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK WITH TRIPS DEPARTING EVERY DAY FROM 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM.  PLEASE ARRIVE ABOUT 30 -45  MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR TRIP START TIME.  ARRIVING AT THE COUNTER AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TRIP IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HAVING A RESERVATION.  ON BUSY DAYS WE HAVE TO SHUT DOWN SIGNING PEOPLE UP ABOUT 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE HOUR TO LOAD THE BOATS THAT ARE NEEDED.

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 7 DAYS A WEEK, WITH TRIPS DEPARTING EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR FROM 10:00AM TO 4:00pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE 30 – 45 MINUTES PRIOR TO TRIP DEPARTURE.

 

 

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Michael WuellnerLove this place! Great staff1 week ago
RiversEdge OutfittersThanks Michael!1 week ago
Michael Wuellner1 week ago
Harun JabrielHow's the fishing1 week ago
RiversEdge OutfittersPretty good smallmouth bass fishing1 week ago   ·  1
Sam StaleyGoing to try to get out tomorrow1 week ago
RiversEdge OutfittersCome on out Sam, try to arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure!1 week ago
Sam StaleyWill do!1 week ago
Matt HallHopefully I'll make the 11 o'clock trip tomorrow you guys are the best around hands down1 week ago
Bruce N Meghan HornerJessicaLucas i love u and your family so much! And it sux that u r so far away!7 days ago
Jesse HiserI wanna go again7 days ago
RiversEdge OutfittersThanks everybody!7 days ago
Amanda ByersDo you have equipment to rent and do you guide for beginners?7 days ago
RiversEdge OutfittersYes we rent canoes, kayaks and rafts. The trips are self guided, as the Little Miami River is suitable for beginners.7 days ago

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Pictures from the last couple of days. Trips today and Sunday every hour 10 - 4. Good to arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure time. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Another fantastic weekend in store. Beautiful sunny days and great river conditions. Trips every hour 10 - 4, good to arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure. Update video below. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pictures from the last couple of days of our great customers! Trips every day 10 - 4. (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Last week with set hours, trips every hour 10 - 4. Still great river level and sunny beautiful forecast for the whole week. Update video below. ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent rain has kept the river at perfect level for the weekend. Trips every hour 10 - 4, good to arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure time. See you on the RIVER! ... See MoreSee Less

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Bonny Sales Dyer, Barb Farris and 107 others like this

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Michael WuellnerLove this place! Great staff1 week ago
RiversEdge OutfittersThanks Michael!1 week ago
Michael Wuellner1 week ago
Harun JabrielHow's the fishing1 week ago
RiversEdge OutfittersPretty good smallmouth bass fishing1 week ago   ·  1
Sam StaleyGoing to try to get out tomorrow1 week ago
RiversEdge OutfittersCome on out Sam, try to arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure!1 week ago
Sam StaleyWill do!1 week ago
Matt HallHopefully I'll make the 11 o'clock trip tomorrow you guys are the best around hands down1 week ago
Bruce N Meghan HornerJessicaLucas i love u and your family so much! And it sux that u r so far away!7 days ago
Jesse HiserI wanna go again7 days ago
RiversEdge OutfittersThanks everybody!7 days ago
Amanda ByersDo you have equipment to rent and do you guide for beginners?7 days ago
RiversEdge OutfittersYes we rent canoes, kayaks and rafts. The trips are self guided, as the Little Miami River is suitable for beginners.7 days ago

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Pictures from the last couple of days of our great customers. (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Great weekdays on the Litttle Miami River
Trips every hour 10 - 4, including weekdays through August. Weekdays are great for a peaceful float down the beautiful Little Miami River. Update video below.
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Check out the folks creating memories on the Little Miami Scenic River at RiversEdge Canoe & Kayak Outfitters! (11 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Going to be a great weekend on the Little Miami Scenic River at RiversEdge Canoe & Kayak Outfitters. Trips every hour 10 - 4. Good to arrive 30 - 45 minutes prior to the departure hour. Update video below. ... See MoreSee Less

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