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REMap_lgReady to get started on your canoe, kayak or rafting adventure on the Little Miami River? This is the place! You can even make reservations and payments online so you don’t have to wait in line when you arrive at RiversEdge. If you choose you can still make a reservation and not pay in advance by using the “contact us” page or just calling 937-903-6468.

We feel we are the best value for one big reason: Our prices are similar to our competitors, but we only use the best quality canoes, kayaks and rafts. Plus, we take great pride in giving you a first grade facility. Our goal is to offer the best service, equipment and facilities available. Operating Hours

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 .


Our Canoe, Kayak and Raft Trips

We offer three canoe and kayak rental trips to meet your needs – Blue Jacket’s Best, Kenton’s Run and Tecumseh’s Trace. We also also have rafts available on the Blue Jacket’s Best trip.

Owner Rhett Rohrer takes a look at each of the three trips in this video.

Each trip offers something for every level of interest and ability, whether you want an all-day canoeing or kayaking adventure, or a shorter rafting trip, you’ll find it here.

Blue Jacket’s Best

Description Our shortest – and most popular – trip, 3.5 miles, which takes 1.5 to 3 hours to complete. Starts in Spring Valley.
Departures 10am to 4pm 7 days/week
Pricing Canoes: 1-4 canoes rented, $38 per canoe; 5-9 canoes rented as a group- $34 per canoe; 10 or more canoes rented as a group- $30 per canoe.

Kayaks: $27

Rafts: small raft $57 – up to 3 adults – 4th adult – $19
large raft $76 – up to 4 adults – each additional adult – $19

children do not add to the cost of raft once basic rate is met ( 2 adults and 2 children in a small raft is the basic rate of $57)


Kenton’s Run

Description Our midrange trip, 9 miles, which will take 3 to 5 hours to complete. Starts in Bellbrook at Washington Mill.
Departures 10am to 1pm 7 days/week
Pricing Canoes: 1-4 canoes rented – $43 per canoe; 5-9 canoes rented as a group – $39 per canoe; 10 or canoes rented as a group – $34 per canoe.

Kayaks: $32

Rafts: Not available on Kenton’s Run as the distance is too long for a raft.


Tecumseh’s Trace

Description Our longest trip, 13 miles, which will take 5 to 8 hours to complete. Starts in Beavercreek at Narrows Reserve. Reservations are required if you’d like to navigate Tecumseh’s Trace.
Departures 9am and only with a reservation and a 2 boat minimum.  A single kayak can reserve as long as we have at least 2 boats total.
Pricing Canoes: 1-4 canoes rented – $53 per canoe; 5-9 canoes rented as a group – $48 per canoe; 10 or more canoes rented as a group – $42 per canoe.

Kayaks: $37

Rafts: Not available on Tecumseh’s Trace as the distance is too long for a raft.


What’s Included In the Price

Here’s what you get when you book a trip with RiversEdge Outfitters:

  • Use of high quality canoes or kayaks, paddles and life jackets
  • Transportation to your starting point, so you can float back to your vehicle and not wait to get picked up after trip
  • Free use of picnic areas
  • The most remote and scenic section of the Little Miami River
  • RiversEdge Outfitters adjoins the 800 acre Spring Valley Wildlife Area

About Our Canoes

Our canoes are top quality Old Town, Wenonah, Mad River or Paluski plastic composite canoes. These are great canoes that some of our competitors will only let you have if you pay more than their published rates. If you don’t pay their premium price, you’ll get an old-fashioned aluminum canoe – the kind that RiversEdge stopped using over 15 years ago!

About Our Kayaks

Thinking about a kayak trip? We have many brand-new Necky, Wilderness Systems, Jackson and Old Town kayaks. We think our kayak fleet is the very best kayak fleet on the river.

Some More Detail


  • Prices are per boat
  • Two or three adults per canoe maximum – when there are 3 adults in a canoe the total weight cannot exceed 500lbs
  • We provide a comfortable seat for a third person in the canoe, which may include a boat cushion for children or a removable center seat. We are also offering the Paluski canoe with a third seat built in. Third person in canoe charge of $19 applies
  • Children, up to age 18, always ride free with parents in the same canoe

About Paddling Times

Remember – all paddling times given are approximate and will vary according to weather and water conditions. You may spend as long as you like paddling and enjoying your trip, but we require all one day trips to be in no later than 6:30 p.m.

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