Park visitors who wish to enjoy a relaxing time on the water can take advantage of many paddling options including classes, rentals or using one of our many locations where paddling is permitted.
Don’t miss Kid’s Outdoor Adventure Expo, part of Paddlefest at Coney Island on Thursday, June 21 presented by the Hamilton County Park District, RiverWorks Discovery and AEP River Operations with support from The Ohio River Way, General Electric, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. For more information, please visit: www.ohioriverway.org/kids-outdoor-adventure-expo/
Available classes include introduction, on-the-water classes for kayaking and canoeing, as well as river trips on the Little Miami River and Great Miami River. Please call (513) 521-7275 for more information or visit our paddle sports page.
Canoes and kayaks may be rented at Sharon Woods and Winton Woods.
Private Canoes and Kayaks
Licensed private canoes and kayaks are permitted on Miami Whitewater Forest Lake (85 acres), Winton Woods Lake (188 acres) and the four lakes at Campbell Lakes Preserve (6, 15,18 and 21 acres). In addition, licensed cartop boats are permitted at Campbell Lakes Preserve.
Great Miami River
A boat launching ramp onto the Great Miami River is located at Shawnee Lookout; the area is suitable for canoes, jonboats and other small watercraft. Boating should be done with caution due to shallow water in this area. Shawnee Lookout is located near Cleves, Ohio.
Paddlers can access the Little Miami River at Little Miami Golf Center’s Bass Island in Newtown, Lake Isabella in Symmes Township and Armleder Park in Cincinnati on Wooster Pike near Fairfax.
Check out the Little Miami River Nature Trail.
Miami Whitewater Forest Lake (85 acres)
Winton Woods Lake (188 acres)
The four lakes at Campbell Lakes Preserve (6, 15, 18 and 21 acres)
Sharon Woods Lake (35 acres)