Where to Canoe and Kayak in the Dayton Area

Canoeing and kayaking offer such perfect summer {and really all-season!} adventures: Exercise, family time, breathtaking views…. Most boat outfitters offer everything from hourly floats to overnight adventures, so take a peek at this guide to rental spots close to Dayton to get your trip planning started.
Bell Brook Canoe Rental 

Canoe, kayak, or tube the beautiful Little Miami River, Ohio’s first registered scenic river. If you are a beginner or experienced this a great place for all to enjoy a float down the gentle current! Located less than a 45- minute drive from anywhere in the Dayton area. Check out their available times for rentals today! Contact: [email protected]/ 937-848-4812

Rivers Edge Outfitters 

Known for being the only outfitter in the area to offer rafts, this is is a must go! Pick from Blue Jacket’s Best, Kenton’s Run or Tecumseh’s Trace for your desired route.  Rafts are available for the Blue Jacket’s Trip which is also the most popular trip! You have free access to the picnic areas so pack the coolers! Contact: 888-995-8956 or book online! 

Twin Creek Canoe

Guide your way through Germantown in southwest Ohio. Take your choice of three floats down Twin Creek ranging from an hour to 4 hours long! They will pick you up and return you to your vehicle at the end of your float. Ask about custom trips and don’t worry about equipment – they offer a 24-hour rental service. Contact: [email protected]/ 937-903-8934

Twin Creek Kayak & Canoe Livery

Adventures on the Great Miami 

Whether it’s canoeing, kayaking, rafting, camping or all of the above, they have you covered! They also specialize in helping you create the perfect event. From team building to weddings- they can help! Better yet they are affordable, river trips cost $25 per person for canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and raft. Tubes are $15. Personal watercraft transports are $15 per person. Contact: 937-266-6252/ [email protected]


Float on a Tube at Great Miami Adventures


Great Miami Outfitters 

If you are wanting to take classes check out their Level 1 classes teaching you the basics! They are up to date on all the perfect spots to take a float down a river so be sure to ask! Don’t worry if you do not have your own equipment, rent theirs for an affordable price! Contact: [email protected]/ (937) 847-8787

Barefoot Canoe Livery 

Offering full-service canoe trips on the Scenic Stillwater River and the Great Miami. Pick from a 4-mile trip or even a 9 mile and they will get you to and from! Be sure to watch the weather if you make a reservation you may have to reschedule due to bad weather. Contact: [email protected]/937 344 2833

Check out the multiple MetroParks offering canoeing, kayaking, fishing and more!
Eastwood MetroPark
Germantown MetroPark
Huffman MetroPark
Island MetroPark
Riverscape MetroPark
Taylorsville MetroPark 
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

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Kayaking at MetroParks

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