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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Great news! This warm weather means we are now officially open for the 2016 season! Great weather this weekend, so join us for some fun outdoors on the Little Miami River.
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Kimberly VestCan't wait! My husband and I come down every year for our anniversary on the 4th of July. Love the water!1 week ago   ·  1
Alice E. RobertoSusan Banashak1 week ago
Ashley KeachWhat is the water temp?1 week ago
Roni Camp PridemoreI like this video, makes me want to go canoeing!1 week ago
Michelle PrattSee you on Sunday!1 week ago
Meg Catfish LyonsBest place ever!!1 week ago
Leslie HarrisI went yesterday and it was so good to be back.1 week ago

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Shawn CookWhat's the water temp?2 weeks ago
Tom HardmanLooks like a fun time.2 weeks ago
Dolly Ast McKeehanYou do a great job keeping our wonderful river free of obstacles. Thank you.2 weeks ago
Ashley KeachAre you going to be open this weekend? Thinking about coming on sunday2 weeks ago

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Rhett RohrerHi Kevin, I do not about that stretch, as Bellbrook Canoe usually clears it of obstructions. Rhett Rohrer RiversEdge Canoe & Kayak Outfitters 3928 State Route 42 South Waynesville, Ohio 45068-9607 937-903-6468 www.riversedgeoutfitters.com <http://www.riversedgeoutfitters.com/>2 weeks ago
Margaret Dalenarrows to bellbrook is pretty clear - was on it last Tuesday. A little tight at the 90 degree bend by the beach1 week ago

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Rach Riddell-ShafeekBe safe out there guys... can't wait to get out1 month ago   ·  1
Katie GlassAww she has gotten so big.4 weeks ago
Shannon ThomasEver need help, let me know. I got a drysuit4 weeks ago
Matt BaileyI can't wait4 weeks ago
Matt BaileyIf you need help PM me4 weeks ago   ·  1
RiversEdge OutfittersThanks Matt4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Susie RymanCan't wait to get in a kayak!4 weeks ago

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We are just back from a 2 day trip on the Current River in South West Missouri. A beautiful river with lots of great scenery and wildlife. Here's a short video and a few pics. The horses are wild! and roam the river bank grazing. ... See MoreSee Less

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