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Kayak Dayton - Great Miami River "Weekday Paddle Series" West C... to Miamisburg

Enjoy short and leisurely after work paddle on the Great Miami River. At only 6 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 6 miles from the Dam near Moraine Air Park downstream of Sellars Road [GM 72] to an new take out area located near downtown Miamisburg [GM 66] 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, local rental information is included below.

We will meet at the  6:00 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. Lets try to be in the water by 6:30   If you are running late, please call. I will provide my cell number once RSVP's close.

• Start 

We will push of from the shoreline at 6:30 PM

• Finish 

We should be out of the water 8:15 PM + or - 

• Duration 

Expect to spend about 1.5 hours on the water

• Pace 

We will take a leisurely paddle giving plenty of time for camera opportunities

• Distance 

This paddle is 6 miles

• Difficulty 

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

Dam at West Carrollton, Downtown Miamisburg,  Wildlife.

• Restrooms 

There are no restrooms available

• Food 

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.



• Exit 47 

• Head southwest on on E Central Ave (Dixie Drive) toward toward Crossover St.

• Turn right on North Alex Road (Wendy's restaurant on corner)

• Continue to Hydraulic Road

• Arrive at 4057 Hydraulic Road West Carrollton, OH 45449 

• (see The Great Miami River map [GM 72] )


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TJ Chumps in Miamisburg, Ohio (or other nearby watering hole)


Gauges - Great Miami at Dayton (AW#31456)

Weather (West Carrollton, Ohio)



Great Miami River

Water Trail Map

Side 1: (1.7MB)


Great Miami River

Safety Tips

Side 2: (353 KB)

Request a Printed

Map by Mail

Great Miami River Watershed Water Trails


I will ask that you sign ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY when you arrive for this event or you can update your profile to indicate your acceptance of the risk.  I love you guys, but I love my family more. Additionally, I will ask that you provide emergency contact information that will be destroyed after the paddle.


This paddle will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or unsuitable river conditions.


Sunrise: 6:11am

Sunset: 9:00pm


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. 



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]

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  • Ann

    This was a lot of fun! Thanks for letting us join you :)

    1 · August 25, 2014

    • George D.

      Happy kayaking wherever you put in. And safe returns wherever you take out! You guys are always welcome here. Thanks for joining is this evening.

      August 25, 2014

  • Ron L.

    hi I have a truck and will be there by 5 45 also so I can be the third person

    1 · August 25, 2014

    • George D.

      Now just need someone there to watch the boats while we drop off vehicles.

      August 25, 2014

  • Sylvia G.

    my cellphone number is[masked] if any one needs to reach me.

    August 25, 2014

  • Sylvia G.

    Sounds like a plan . I will be there at 5:45. Still need that mysterious third person.

    August 25, 2014

  • George D.

    So, as soon as 2 other people show up, 1 can stand guard over the boats while we three go to the take out, and leave your truck and my SUV. The third person can bring us back to the dam. Now I feel better. I Like to have a plan. :-)

    August 25, 2014

  • George D.

    Ok. That means we need a third vehicle to bring us back to the put in after we leave ours at the take out.

    August 25, 2014

  • Sylvia G.

    If you can haul two kayaks and people , we are probably ok with just your car and my truck at the Maimisburg takeout point

    August 25, 2014

  • George D.

    I can haul me and 3 to 4 other people, back from the take out at the end of the run.

    August 25, 2014

  • George D.

    Kayak on roof. Planned arrival time at the dam on Hydraulics is 5:45. So, if someone else will be there, I can leave my SUV at the take out, and help haul people back to the put in. I have room for one additional kayak.

    August 25, 2014

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