Canoe and Kayak Rentals on the Scenic Little Miami River

Book Your Reservation

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 currently closed, but will reopen this Spring. Most years we can start offering trips in late March or early April. It depends entirely on the Spring weather! The earlier that we get consistent warm weather, the earlier we can open. We will post to FaceBook, which appears on the right side of this page, as soon as we are open.

 

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.

CLOSED FOR THE WINTER, SEE IN YOU THE SPRING OF 2016!

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; CLOSED FOR THE WINTER. 

 

 

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Katherine ShonkwilerVery pretty.2 days ago
Shawn CookNice!2 days ago
Susie RymanI can't wait to get in a kayak and get kissed by the sun.1 day ago

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1 Canoe, 6 People and a Steep Hill. Sounds fun. Would you try it?

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RiversEdge OutfittersThanks Vicki!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Roni Camp PridemoreSo funny glad it worked out3 weeks 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 weeks ago   ·  1
Scott CookOh god!! That looked bad!! 5 people in a canoe sliding into icy water. Can't believe it didn't tip3 weeks ago
RiversEdge OutfittersYeah, I would say they were lucky!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Rhett RohrerWe were lucky as well! Rhett Rohrer RiversEdge Canoe 3928 South State Route 42 Waynesville, OH 45068 (937)-903-64682 weeks ago

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Here's the last of the "high water " videos. All back to normal! ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 3 of the high water video's , the river level has dropped from 11 feet yesterday to 7.5 feet today. Still about 3 feet from a good padding level! ... See MoreSee Less

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Patricia Deak BlouchWell, now I have to park like a normal human, not @the highway!!!1 month ago
Vicki HiteLets go1 month ago
Shawn CookDo you guys ever jump in a kayak and give the river a try when it's fast like that?1 month ago
Vicki HiteLet's not go1 month ago
Scott CookNever knew about a gag reflex in cold water causing drownings, but it makes perfect sense. I have felt that when I've jumped into cold water.1 month ago

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Stefanie BoydWow.1 month ago
Katy PaigeHoly shizza1 month ago
Kenneth ChristensenTiffany1 month ago   ·  1
Doug StorerIt has crested at 11 ft, its now coming down!1 month ago   ·  1
RiversEdge OutfittersThanks for all the great comments! We will post another update when conditions change.1 month ago
Shawn CookThat is crazy for this time of year.1 month ago
TJ Tharpe-AshleyMark Tharpe did you see this1 month ago
Mark TharpeYeah. I seen both videos.1 month ago
Warren County Historical SocietyWe had a lot of rain for sure!1 month ago
RiversEdge OutfittersWe did have over 4 inches of rain in some areas, and this time of year there is more runoff due to less foliage and crop fields are bare. One more update video to come later this morning.1 month ago

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Vicki HiteWow. I was wondering1 month ago
Shirley Hall KellerWow!1 month ago
Janice HarnerWhere is this.?1 month ago
Todd QvickSo your not open today ?1 month ago   ·  3
Kathy YoungWoe!!!!!1 month ago
Katherine ShonkwilerYou would definitely get down the river pretty quickly.1 month ago   ·  3
Mark TharpeTosha Tharpe that's where we were going to go.1 month ago
Tosha TharpeWow thats crazy1 month ago
RiversEdge OutfittersThis is actually fairly typical once or twice during the Winter. We are hoping that the additional rain later today doesn't raise it much more.1 month ago   ·  2
Patricia Deak BlouchHey! Where's my parking spot??? 😉1 month ago
TJ Tharpe-AshleyCrazy. .1 month ago
Shawn CookThat may be the highest I've seen it in one of your posts.1 month ago
Dianna Rohrer DeeterThat's crazy Rhett Rohrer! Stay dry! Give my love to Uncle Burt and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!1 month ago
Susan Franklund-MorgannWow! Thanks for sharing!1 month ago
Ann Erbaugh TeaterLooks like that down here, too, Barbara Miller Ballard.1 month ago   ·  1
Susie RymanLooks like the MADRIVER!!!! I don't think the Indians would have attempted this water.1 month ago
RiversEdge OutfittersCheck out the update video from 1 day later!1 month ago   ·  1
Janice HarnerThat is unreal. ....1 month ago
Mark TharpeBest place to go! Been there so many times. Great people! Great memories!1 month ago   ·  1
Jenny TeckenbrockLoriejean Jackson Morrissey looks like perfect fishing waters to me lol1 month ago   ·  1
Loriejean Jackson MorrisseyLol.. Jenny Teckenbrock..Live from rivers edge..good times..💋❤1 month ago

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Santa came to RiversEdge early this year!! Lots of new sit on top & sit in kayaks & new paddles & life jackets for this upcoming season! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonya Allbery, Lindsay Parkison and 23 others like this

Katherine ShonkwilerVery pretty.2 days ago
Shawn CookNice!2 days ago
Susie RymanI can't wait to get in a kayak and get kissed by the sun.1 day ago

Comment on Facebook

I Love Boating
This is a bit slow in the beginning but it ends up pretty good!
... See MoreSee Less

1 Canoe, 6 People and a Steep Hill. Sounds fun. Would you try it?

I Love Boating

RiversEdge Outfitters, Will Garland and 23 others like this

View previous comments

RiversEdge OutfittersThanks Vicki!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Roni Camp PridemoreSo funny glad it worked out3 weeks 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 weeks ago   ·  1
Scott CookOh god!! That looked bad!! 5 people in a canoe sliding into icy water. Can't believe it didn't tip3 weeks ago
RiversEdge OutfittersYeah, I would say they were lucky!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Rhett RohrerWe were lucky as well! Rhett Rohrer RiversEdge Canoe 3928 South State Route 42 Waynesville, OH 45068 (937)-903-64682 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Here's the last of the "high water " videos. All back to normal! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Day 3 of the high water video's , the river level has dropped from 11 feet yesterday to 7.5 feet today. Still about 3 feet from a good padding level! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Barbara Asberry, Jennifer Martcheva and 22 others like this

View previous comments

Patricia Deak BlouchWell, now I have to park like a normal human, not @the highway!!!1 month ago
Vicki HiteLets go1 month ago
Shawn CookDo you guys ever jump in a kayak and give the river a try when it's fast like that?1 month ago
Vicki HiteLet's not go1 month ago
Scott CookNever knew about a gag reflex in cold water causing drownings, but it makes perfect sense. I have felt that when I've jumped into cold water.1 month ago

Comment on Facebook

Update video 1 day later from the same spot on the riverbank at RiversEdge Canoe & Kayak Outfitters. ... See MoreSee Less

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Janell Tungate, Zebulon Music and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Stefanie BoydWow.1 month ago
Katy PaigeHoly shizza1 month ago
Kenneth ChristensenTiffany1 month ago   ·  1
Doug StorerIt has crested at 11 ft, its now coming down!1 month ago   ·  1
RiversEdge OutfittersThanks for all the great comments! We will post another update when conditions change.1 month ago
Shawn CookThat is crazy for this time of year.1 month ago
TJ Tharpe-AshleyMark Tharpe did you see this1 month ago
Mark TharpeYeah. I seen both videos.1 month ago
Warren County Historical SocietyWe had a lot of rain for sure!1 month ago
RiversEdge OutfittersWe did have over 4 inches of rain in some areas, and this time of year there is more runoff due to less foliage and crop fields are bare. One more update video to come later this morning.1 month ago

Comment on Facebook

River's Up
I thought the river level might be of interest, so here's a quick video from this morning.
... See MoreSee Less

River's Up

David Jackson, Zebulon Music and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Vicki HiteWow. I was wondering1 month ago
Shirley Hall KellerWow!1 month ago
Janice HarnerWhere is this.?1 month ago
Todd QvickSo your not open today ?1 month ago   ·  3
Kathy YoungWoe!!!!!1 month ago
Katherine ShonkwilerYou would definitely get down the river pretty quickly.1 month ago   ·  3
Mark TharpeTosha Tharpe that's where we were going to go.1 month ago
Tosha TharpeWow thats crazy1 month ago
RiversEdge OutfittersThis is actually fairly typical once or twice during the Winter. We are hoping that the additional rain later today doesn't raise it much more.1 month ago   ·  2
Patricia Deak BlouchHey! Where's my parking spot??? 😉1 month ago
TJ Tharpe-AshleyCrazy. .1 month ago
Shawn CookThat may be the highest I've seen it in one of your posts.1 month ago
Dianna Rohrer DeeterThat's crazy Rhett Rohrer! Stay dry! Give my love to Uncle Burt and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!1 month ago
Susan Franklund-MorgannWow! Thanks for sharing!1 month ago
Ann Erbaugh TeaterLooks like that down here, too, Barbara Miller Ballard.1 month ago   ·  1
Susie RymanLooks like the MADRIVER!!!! I don't think the Indians would have attempted this water.1 month ago
RiversEdge OutfittersCheck out the update video from 1 day later!1 month ago   ·  1
Janice HarnerThat is unreal. ....1 month ago
Mark TharpeBest place to go! Been there so many times. Great people! Great memories!1 month ago   ·  1
Jenny TeckenbrockLoriejean Jackson Morrissey looks like perfect fishing waters to me lol1 month ago   ·  1
Loriejean Jackson MorrisseyLol.. Jenny Teckenbrock..Live from rivers edge..good times..💋❤1 month ago

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Thanks to all who have served! ... See MoreSee Less

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Santa came to RiversEdge early this year!! Lots of new sit on top & sit in kayaks & new paddles & life jackets for this upcoming season! ... See MoreSee Less

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