A frequently asked question is; when do we open for canoe, kayak and raft trips at RiversEdge Canoe and Kayak Outfitters. The open date is entirely dependent on the weather and river conditions. We need an extended warm up period of about 7 days, not too much rainfall, and we will be ready to open. A minimum combined air and river water temperature of 110 degrees is required. Yesterday the water temperature in the river dropped to 44 degrees at night and warmed up to about 49 degrees during the day. Since RiversEdge has a minimum of 110 degrees of combined air and water temperature to offer trips, we are close. While 110 is the minimum, we are more comfortable when the river water is approximately 55 degrees and have a minimum of 120 combined air and water. If you happen to get wet, with the water at or above 55 and the air at or above 65 most people will still have an enjoyable outing, especially if they are wearing the personal flotation device (life jacket) that we provide.
There is also the factor of river level that will enter into the decision to open, basically it cannot be much above 4 feet on the Spring Valley Gauge, although the level varies a bit for canoes, kayaks and rafts. Please see the “What do river levels mean” post for details on river levels.
We hope this helps explain the rationale that goes into when we can open for canoe trips, kayak trips and raft trips, and hope to see you soon in a canoe, kayak or raft on the beautiful Little Miami River!
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With the great weather forecast for Saturday we will be open and running canoe, kayak and rafts Saturday the 18th of April, and run trips every hour on the hour from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We will only be offering the 1.5-3 hour Blue Jacket trip. Water level is great, and it is forecast to be upper 70’s and sunny! With the rain predicted we do not plan on being open Sunday the 19th.
With the end of September we will move to our Fall hours, open only with advance reservations.
Forecast is sunny and 80 both Saturday and Sunday, what a great weekend to enjoy the Little Miami one more time this season! We will be open both days with trip departures every hour on the hour from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Our annual Fall canoe and kayak sale will begin this Monday, the 15th of September. We will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday. There will also be ample opportunity to purchase a canoe or kayak after Monday, by calling ahead and making an appointment. A list of boats available and pricing can be found at our website, riversedgeoutfitters.com, found under the “who we are”, and the drop down equipment category.
We are now open weekends through September with canoe, kayak and raft trips on the Little Miami River departing every hour on the hour from 10:00am to 4:00pm both Saturday and Sunday. Weekday trips are still available with reservation, and that can usually be done with just a phone call the day of.
It is looking like a great weekend to canoe, kayak and raft at RiversEdge Canoe and Kayak Outfitters. Forecast is for sun and around 90 the next 3 days! This could be the last really good summer weekend, so don’t miss it.
There will be great weather to canoe, kayak and raft the Little Miami at RiversEdge Canoe and Kayak Outfitters this weekend! Sunny and low to mid 80’s both days! Might be one of the last chances to experience the river before school and fall activities start.
The upcoming weekend of Saturday, August 9th and Sunday the 10th is looking great! The forecast is for low to mid 8o’s and mostly sunny. Trips depart every hour from 10am to 4pm, good to arrive about 30 minutes prior to your trip. Canoe rentals, kayak rentals and raft rentals available.
River conditions are great for mid-July with the level about 6-8 inches higher than most years. With the weather forecast of low 80’s and sunny it will be a great weekend on the River.