Public Access

  • Miami Conservancy District

    Buckeye Trail near Lockington Dam

  • Miami Conservancy District

    East River Landing boat dock in Moraine

  • Miami Conservancy District

    East River Landing parking in Moraine

  • Miami Conservancy District

    Miami Bend in West Carrollton; view looking downstream from boat dock

  • Miami Conservancy District

    Walk the trail with man's best friend near Miami Bend in West Carrollton

  • Miami Conservancy District

    Launching from Case Landing in Miamisburg

  • Miami Conservancy District

    Taking a tight turn on the trails at MOMBA in Huffman Dam MetroPark

  • Miami Conservancy District

    Cyclists taking a break along the trails at Middletown's River Center

  • Miami Conservancy District

    Cassel Hills Golf Course in Vandalia

  • Miami Conservancy District

    Paddling on the Great Miami River at Troy's Treasure Island Park

MCD’s flood protection land provides unparalleled public access to the Great Miami River and its tributaries. More than 20 public jurisdictions in five counties hold permits to operate parks, trails and related attractions on MCD land. Five Rivers MetroParks is the largest of these organizations, providing recreational opportunities on hundreds of acres of flood protection land in the Dayton region. View some of these public spaces provided in part by MCD in the photo album above.

MCD maintains two public park spaces of its own: East River Landing in Moraine and Miami Bend Park in West Carrollton. Both areas offer a quiet respite from the hustle of the Dayton metropolitan area, with parking, informational kiosks and ADA accessible boat docks. Visitors may arrive at East River Landing in time to see rowing teams practice. Just 2 miles downstream, Miami Bend Park includes a low dam, attractive for fishing and bird watching. Make sure to portage left with caution if paddling near the dam.

The Great Miami River Recreation Trail passes through both parks as well. Anyone may park their cars in the parking lots while enjoying the paved, multi-use trail and the river. Both parking lots are in the floodplain, so drivers should be aware of the river forecast if planning to leave their cars for several hours.

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