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Canoe and Kayak Rentals on the Scenic Little Miami River


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

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Canoe and Kayak rental reservationOr you can still make reservations by going to the “contact us” page or by calling 937-903-6468, the choice is yours!

Rivers Edge 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. 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 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.

Weekly Update Video

Looks like great weather ahead for the long Labor Day weekend! What better way to celebrate summer than by spending the day canoeing or kayaking with friends and family on the Little Miami River. We’re open all three days of the weekend with trips running every hour. We hope you make RiversEdge Outfitters part of your Labor Day fun.

Three Trips

We offer three trips of different lengths – from quick trips to our all-day long trip.  In the video below, owner Rhett Rohrer describes each of these trips.  Which one is best for you?  Click the play button to find out.

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? 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.

Here’s a quick two minute video guiding you through the check-in process at Rivers Edge Canoe & Kayak Rental.

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 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.

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 We are now open and running trips every hour on the hour from 10:00 am to 3 pm  on both Saturday and Sunday through September, weather permitting.  Weekday trips are available with reservations, and that can usually be just a call the morning of to confirm we will be open that day.

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 .



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