Columbus, Ohio

Canoe and Kayak Rental Near Columbus, Ohio

If you live in Columbus and are looking for the best canoe and kayak rental near you then look no further than Rivers Edge Outfitters. Here at Rivers Edge, we understand how busy the city can get and we know how important it is to get away from time to time. We are a short hour’s drive from Columbus, making us the perfect option for your next getaway.

  • Take I-71 S like you’re going to Cincinnati
  • Take exit 65 for OH-435 toward US 35
  • Turn right onto Old US 35 and use the right two lanes to merge onto US-35 W
  • Take exit 51 A for US 42 S
  • Follow US-42 S for eight miles and we will be on the left.

Our stretch of the beautifully preserved Little Miami River is some of the most undisturbed and scenic waterways Ohio has to offer. This is in part due to the conservation efforts performed by the Little Miami Conservancy, of which Rivers Edge’s founder Rhett Rohrer is a sitting trustee.

We are committed to taking care of this river and would love to share everything that it has to offer with you and your family. Book your trip now so you can see what The Little Miami is all about. If you need some more convincing just see what our past guests have to say about us.

Reserve your Canoe & Kayak today!

Rivers Edge Outfitters offers the best canoe and kayak rentals near you and we’re just a short one-hour drive from the capital. Contact us today or make your reservations online to get started. For more information on making a reservation for your school, work, or other organization head on over to our groups page to see all of your options.

Stay Up To Date On RiversEdge

The Little Miami is Constantly changing and sometimes we are forced to close because of it. You can stay up to date on the River’s conditions and recent News on our website. To learn more about our story and what we have to offer check out our FAQ and about us page.

Nearby Attractions

If you live in Columbus then you know how rich of a history it has, but did you know that the surrounding areas have a history just as interesting?  If you find yourself craving more from the local area after your trip down the Little Miami then you should check out some of the other local attractions.

Take a step back in time as you walk through this accurate recreation of an entire pioneer village. Caesar’s Creek is meticulously maintained for historical accuracy and as a result truly feels like walking back in time.

This historical building houses everything from Waynesville and the surrounding areas’ history. This historical landmark has been beautifully maintained resulting in a completely immersive experience that’s rich with local lore.

Whether you are by yourself or traveling with a group, Rivers Edge Outfitters is here for all of your canoe and kayaking needs near Columbus. Contact us today so you can book the trip of a lifetime.


Rivers Edge Outfitters is conveniently located at 3928 US 42, between Bellbrook and Waynesville. We are centrally located and are an hour or less drive from Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus - making us the perfect choice for a getaway day of fun. Make your reservations at RiversEdge today for all of your canoe, kayak, and raft rental needs.


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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