Enjoy short and leisurely after work paddle on the Great Miami River. At only 3.7 miles, its a good way to get on the water close to home and stretch your arms. This is a fun section that I am sure you will enjoy.
We will paddle 3.7 miles from the low side of the Hutchings dam [GM 63.4] to a new take out area just south of Franklin [GM 59.7] on The Great Miami River. There is not a livery for boat rental or a shuttle. You will need to own your own boat and be willing to shuttle with other kayakers on this Meet Up. If you do not have a boat, rental information is included below.
We will meet at 6:15 PM at the launch area and agree on shuttle logistics. We will prepare boats for launch and a group will stage vehicles for shuttle at the take out location. If you are running late, please call. I will provide my cell number once RSVP's close. The latest you may arrive is 6:40 PM to ensure the group is on the water at 7:00PM.
We plan to push of from the shoreline at 7:00 PM (launch time)
We should be out of the water 8:15 PM + or -
Expect to spend about 1.25 hours on the water
We will take a leisurely paddle giving plenty of time for camera opportunities
This paddle is a very short 3.7 miles
This paddle is suitable for paddlers with some moving water experience. You must be 18 years of age or older and sign the liability waiver. Its not a hard paddle, however there are obstacles to maneuver.
• What You See
Hutching Station Power Plant, Miamisburg Chautauqua Association Park, Chautauqua Rapids, Downtown Franklin, Wildlife.
There are no restrooms available
Bring water and snacks. We will have dinner after the paddle at TJ Chumps.
A boat that tracks well would be ideal, but not necessary. Mostly a flat water paddle with an occasional rapid. A recreational boat will do well.
• What to Bring
PFD / hat / water / sunscreen / bug spray / dry clothes / dry shoes / dry bag / safety equipment. Water temperatures will be cool. Be prepared.
Bring a towel as to respect the vehicle owner in which you share a shuttle.
PLEASE NOTE: I am not your guide. I am a friend to paddle with that has provided you with group companionship and shuttling opportunity.
FROM INTERSTATE I75 TO THE SHUTTLE LOCATION
• Take State route 725 exit
• West on ST RT 725 towards Miamisburg (Miamisburg-Centerville Road)
• Turn left onto Byers Rd
• Turn right onto Benner Rd
• Turn left onto Miamisburg Springboro Pike
• Take the 1st right onto Shephard Rd
• Shephard Rd dead ends into Dayton-Cincinnati Pike. The boat ramp is across the street.
(see The Great Miami River map [GM 63.4] )
TJ Chumps in Miamisburg, Ohio
Gauges - Great Miami at Dayton (AW#31456)
Weather (Miamisburg, Ohio)
MAPS AND INFORMATION
Download Great Miami River Water Trail Map Side 1: (1.7MB)
Download Great Miami River Safety Tips Side 2: (353 KB)
Request a Printed Map by Mail
Great Miami River Watershed Water Trails
LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED
By RSVP'ing yes and attending this event, you are acknowledging that you agree to the posted accident waiver and release of liability notice located on this website.
This paddle will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or unsuitable river conditions.
No guests on the sign up. Just ask your friends to sign up on Meet Up and RSVP to the paddle. In this, we ensure everyone has accepted the liability waiver. this protects everyone on the event.
KAYAK RENTAL OPTIONS
Prices a one day rental is $35.00 and $28.00 for rewards members.
A three day rental is $70.00 and for rewards members it is $56.00
25 E. Linden Ave.
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Phone: (937)[masked] Toll Free:[masked]