Location visible to members
This is a beautiful creek that can only be paddled at certain times of the year. In the summer months, it is too shallow to navigate.
We will paddle 4.4 miles from Route 123 [TC 5.4] bridge near Germantown, Ohio to the take out at Carmody Park (Martz-Paulin Road) (Warren County Park District) [TC 1.0] at Carlisle, Ohio. 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.
We will meet Route 123 [TC 5.4] bridge near Germantown, Ohio and prepare our boats for launch. Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before. If you are running late, please call. I will provide my cell number once RSVP's close.
We will push off from the shoreline at 7 PM
We should be out of the water 8:30 PM
Expect to spend about 1.5 hours on the water
We will take a leisurely paddle giving plenty of time for camera opportunities
This paddle is 4.4 miles + or -
This paddle is suitable for paddlers with moving water experience. You must be 18 years of age or older and sign the liability waiver. Its not a hard paddle, however their are obstacles to maneuver.
• What You See
Old railroad bridges, beautiful forests, wildlife, more
None except at the boat take out area
Bring water and snacks. We may have dinner locally after the paddle for those interested.
A boat that tracks well would be ideal, but not necessary. There are some spots that you will need to get out of the boat and pull over the shallow spots. A bit flatter or non-ridged hull is better.
• What to Bring
PFD and all your summer-weather stuff...sun hat / water / sun screen / bug spray, lights, dry clothes, dry shoes, and safety equipment. Food and water. Bring a towel as to respect the vehicle owner in which you share a shuttle.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the first time I have attempted to paddle this waterway since the big storms we had this week and as such, there may be strainers, and obstacles that may require portage. With that said, if you are an adventurous type, have moving water kayak experience, and would like to visit this rarely paddled gem, read on...
POST PADDLE GRUB
The historic Florentine Hotel (http://www.florentine-restaurant.com/) or Laffs Bar and Grill (http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/123/890407/restaurant/Dayton/Laffs-Germantown) in Germantown, Ohio
MAPS AND INFORMATION
Great Miami River
Water Trail Map
Side 1: (1.7MB)
Great Miami River
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Map by Mail
Great Miami River Watershed Water Trails
USGS[masked] Twin Creek near Germantown OH (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/oh/nwis/uv?site_no=03272000)
LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED
Your YES RSVP to this event indicates that you have read and agree with the ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY (http://www.meetup.com/movingwater/pages/ACCIDENT_WAIVER_AND_RELEASE_OF_LIABILITY) located on this website. Please take time now to update your profile to indicate your acceptance of the risk. I love you guys, but I love my family more. Additionally, we 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.
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