Rhett Rohrer

When do we open for canoe, kayak and raft trips?

Kayak Trip on the Little Miami RiverA 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!

Plan head by reviewing our Rates & Reservations page.

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Open Tomorrow

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.

Fall Canoe and Kayak Sale

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.

Fall Hours at RiversEdge

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.

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Memorial Day is a great time to get out on the Little Miami river and have fun with friends and family.
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Patricia Deak BlouchALWAYS A GREAT TIME!! Planning a girls day out, Rhett! Look out! haha24 hours ago
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Kelly DavisLmao lets goooo21 hours ago
Kristin ToddLove you guys! Rhett is great! Cleanest part of the LM, great boats, great shuttles, great employees. I hate going anywhere else.16 hours ago
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Little LauraHow much is a shuttle if we bring our own kayaks?1 week ago
Emily WilkeKellen I want to go kayaking!!1 week ago
Margaret Hylton-Workshey we have been there the past three years.......but with a larger group...what would be the expense for one canoe.......if you can assist???1 week ago
RiversEdge Outfitters$38 for the 1.5 - 3 hour trip, and $43 for the 3 - 5 hour trip.1 week ago
Alysa MarieEric Tipps thoughts thoughts thoughts (:1 week ago   ·  1
Stacey K. WoodsDo you guys still run transport for kayakers with their own gear? At a fee of course 😎1 week ago
Bob YoungThe river is looking great! It's been a long time since I have seen a spring with water levels and clarity like this1 week ago
RiversEdge OutfittersYou are right Bob, the rainfall this Spring has been mostly gentle and not hard enough to cause the high, muddy water.1 week ago
Brian RauscherMemorial day weekend my clan and i are there! Can't wait!!!7 days ago
Stephanie Rath HollingsworthWill you be open on Monday?6 days ago
John OsteenRhett and the guys at rivers edge do s heck of a job highly recommend them6 days ago
Chelsea ShankSo if i have my own kayak you guys charge $20 to just haul my kayak to the drop off?6 days ago
RiversEdge OutfittersYes, it is $20 to transport you and your kayak.5 days ago

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