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All the Dam Dam's in Dayton Challenge - 14 miles and 3 dams!

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Are you up for an all day adventure on the Great Miami River? Covering 14 miles and portaging 3 dams is more than an adventure, its an "All the Dam Dams in Dayton Challenge!"

We will paddle 14.3 miles from the low side of the Taylorsville dam [GM 90.9] ( to our take out area just north or the Tait Station dam [GM 76.6] ( on The Great Miami River ( (near Carillon Historical Park). 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 9:00 AM at the boat 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 9:15 AM to ensure the group is on the water as soon as possible.

• Start
We plan to push of from the shoreline at 9:30 AM (launch time)

• Finish
We should be out of the water 6:00 PM + or -

• Duration
Expect to spend about 8.50 hours on the water

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

• Distance
This paddle is 14.3 miles

• Difficulty
This paddle is suitable for paddlers with some moving water experience and the physical ability to portage your boat at the dams. You must wear your PFD on this event. 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
Downtown Dayton and the fountains at Riverscape Metropark,

• Restrooms
There are no restrooms available

• Food
Bring your lunch and plenty of water and snacks.

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. 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.


See The Great Miami River ( [GM 90.9] (

Taylorsville Dam Area Map




Gauges - Great Miami at Dayton (AW#31456) (

Weather ( (Miamisburg, Ohio)


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 (


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.

Sunrise: 7:01am
Sunset: 8:18pm


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.

http://www.greatmiamioutfitters... (
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) 847-8787 Toll Free: 1-877-947-8787