Explore Nature with Canoe, kayak, and raft rentals in Ohio


Blue Jacket's Best

Blue Jacket's Best - 3.5 miles

Our shortest - and most popular trip, 3.5 miles, which takes 1.5 to 3 hrs to complete. Departure is hourly, 10 am - 4 pm.


Canoe, kayak and raft trips are $40 per person on weekdays,
and $45 per person on weekends and holidays.

Reservations are REQUIRED
Refunds require a 24 hour in advance notice

Kenton's Run

Kenton's Run - 9 miles

Our mid-range trip, 9 miles, which will take 3 to 5 hours to complete. Departure is at 10 am & 11 am.


This is a single person kayak only trip. Canoes, tandem kayaks, and rafts are not available for this trip. Single person kayak trips are $50 on weekdays, and $55 on weekends and holidays.

Reservations are REQUIRED
Refunds require a 24 hour in advance notice

Your Fun Is Our Priority

We’re all about making sure you have a really fun time when you book a trip at RiversEdge Outfitters. Our trained and professional staff makes sure all of our equipment is maintained and that our facilities are clean which is why people from Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati continue to come back to RiversEdge year after year.

One of the Best Day Trips in Ohio

One of the best things about our special place along the Little Miami River is that it gives you a perfect little piece of secluded natural beauty, but it’s still a quick and easy trip from the city!

So whether you’re thinking about kayaking in Dayton, canoeing in Cincinnati, or river rafting in Columbus, Ohio, a day trip of an hour or less is all that separates you and an amazing time at RiversEdge!

Are you ready to take a trip back in time and discover the wild nature of the Little Miami River? Despite being so conveniently located, we are on the least crowded sections of this unspoiled national treasure, so you can discover nature’s wild wonders the way she intended and be home in time for a restful sleep in your own bed.

No Experience Necessary!

You don’t have to be a paddeling gold medalist to take your excursion in paradise. Pack a lunch, pack the kids, and drive to our facilities even if you’ve never been on the river before! We’ve got a safe, fun, and exciting excursion for boaters of ALL LEVELS.

With more than 35 years of experience, Rhett, Brandy, Sarah and Kate are committed to offering clean facilities, the best and safest equipment, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to groups looking for raft, kayak, and canoe rentals near Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati.

No Hassle, All Fun!

We want you to have a great time, whether you’re coming for river rafting from Columbus or from Cincinnati for kayak rentals. But how we make your trip easy is more than just being conveniently located.

We also take care of your equipment and logistics concerns – all you have to bring is yourself, maybe a lunch, and your sense of adventure!

We’ll outfit and shuttle you upriver where you’ll float lazily downstream right back to our facilities. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

If that sounds like the perfect trip to you, then you’re just like us! Come hang out for the day and see why we are the number one choice for canoe and kayak rental in Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati!

Why Choose RiversEdge Outfitters for your next Outdoor Activity?

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Convenient and

We are located on one of the most secluded bends of the Little Miami State and Nationally designated Scenic River, and strictly limit reservations to ensure everyone has a great experience. This is real unspoiled nature close to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati!

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35 Years on the Little Miami River

There’s no substitute for 3 decades of experience. This is our river, we love it, and we want to share it with you by being your destination for an awesome field trip in central Ohio!

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Clean Facilities and High-Quality Equipment

Safety and cleanliness are our #1 concern. All of our equipment is safety tested and made from high-quality materials, and our scenic facilities are kept to the highest standards. This isn’t your typical campground outfitters.


We donate $1 for each boat rented to the Little Miami Conservancy. Float with RiversEdge and help conserve the Little Miami river!

Great Reviews

We treat every customer like family! We’ve got 3 decades of reviews to prove it!

Day Trips on the Little Miami River for All People and Occasions

Our experience has taught us that people of all skill levels deserve a day of fun! That’s why we offer everything from leisurely 1-2 hour floats downstream to 3-5 hour excursions for more advanced boaters.

Whether you’re looking for a great family outing in Ohio or some corporate outing ideas in Columbus, we will deliver for you and your group with the best canoeing and kayak trips in Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati!

If you’re looking for adventurous things to do in Ohio, RiversEdge has fun, safe, and affordable trips in paradise for the whole family, and you can be back home in your bed by evening! Just be prepared to be exhausted from a day of excitement in paradise. Reserve your tour today and remember to ask about our Bellbrook canoe rental pricing!

Contact Us


3928 US 42, Waynesville, OH, 45068 (Search for RiversEdge in your GPS, do not use numerical address. We are NORTH of Waynesville)

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