While floating down a lazy river at a waterpark can be enjoyable, floating down a real river simply can’t be beat. The rental businesses below offer all the equipment you and your family need to have a fun and safe day floating down one of Southwest Ohio’s prettiest rivers. Check out our guide to choose the right rental for the perfect summer day trip.
Great Miami River
Address: 1995 E. Ross Rd. Tipp City, OH
Phone: (937) 266-6252
About: Starting at $40 a person, Adventures on the Great Miami offers a wide variety of water actives. Currently offering a 3.5-mile trip averaging around 2 hours, this float down the Great Miami is sure to be a great family float.
Address: 31251 Chieftan Drive Logan, Ohio 43138
About: Looking for something fun to do while in the Hocking Hills? Well grab a tube and head out on the river! Tubing is arguably one of summer’s most refreshing activities. We make tubing convenient and easy. Be prepared to relax the entire day as you float liesurely downstream. The trip starts at Crocketts Run and concludes at the Canoe Livery.
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Little Miami River
Address: 3234 Washington Mill Road Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
About: Come and canoe, kayak, or tube the beautiful Little Miami River, Ohio’s first registered scenic river. Located less than a 45 minute drive from anywhere in the Dayton area. The Little Miami offers paddlers a chance to view nature at its best. The gentle current of the Little Miami offer beginners and experts alike to enjoy its splendor.
Address: 174 S Karl Brown Way Loveland, Ohio 45140
About: You will enjoy the Little Miami River as you paddle through some of the most beautiful, natural surroundings in the Tri-State region. With it’s designation as a State and National Scenic River this section of the Little Miami looks much the way it did 200 years ago with rolling, majestic banks, pristine waters and natural vegetation. Visitors often delight in the viewing of wildlife like the Great Blue Heron and numerous other birds, various species of turtles, frogs and fish that inhabit this special river.
Address: 225 Corwin Rd. Oregonia, OH 45054
About: As a family owned/operated business, it is our pleasure to serve you during your Little Miami River adventure outing. Whether you are a beginner on the river or an experienced canoeist, the scenic Little Miami River has something to offer for everyone.
Address: 1455 River Road, Urbana, Ohio, 43078
About: Choose between a 2.5 or 5 mile float down the unspoiled, cool and clear waters of the Mad River in Champaign County. The Mad River is an excellent river for you to discover the great outdoors. The water is clear enough to see the river bottom your entire trip.
Address: 5605 Old Lower Valley Pike Springfield, OH 45506
Phone: (937) 882-6925
About: From Noon-3:00, this three mile trip down the Mad River is the perfect afternoon trip. Rent a tube for only $20 — no personal tubes are allowed.
Address: 3045-3058 State Rt. 3 South, Loudonville, OH 44842
About: Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Mohican Adventures offers a 7 mile tubing trip down the Mohican River. This trip is perfect for families as it takes around 4 hours in a raft or 2 hours in a kayak.
Address: 1154 Main St., Brookville, IN 47012
About: Although located in the state of Indiana, Whitewater Canoe Rental is only 30 minutes from Cincinnati. This half-day river route is the perfect daytime adventure, just keep in mind tube trips take a lot longer than a canoe or kayak when floating the same route.