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.
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 . . .
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.
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.