Paddling on the Great Miami River, a state and national designated water trail
It's always a good day on the river!
Fly fishing in downtown Dayton on the Great Miami River
Paddling near Deed's Point at the confluence of the Great Miami and Mad rivers in downtown Dayton
Fly fishing on the Mad River
Preparing to launch from downstream of Taylorsville Dam
Love to paddle, row, fish or bird watch? You’ve come to the right place. MCD publishes river maps on water-resistant paper of the Great Miami River, Stillwater River and Mad River water trails to help you plan your next – or first – kayaking or canoeing experience. The water trail maps show you public access points, river miles, safety information and more. Download them or contact your local park district for a printed copy. Or visit the Great Miami Riverway for an online interactive version of the Great Miami River map.
Within the Great Miami River Watershed Water Trail, you can enjoy
- 291 miles of rivers and streams
- 6 whitewater play kayak parks
- 117 public access points
- 100+ natural and urban parks
- World-class fishing
- Unique river cities and towns
Six rivers and streams – the Great Miami River, Stillwater River and Mad River, along with Twin Creek, Greenville Creek and Buck Creek – make up one of only 35 national water trail systems (designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior) and the only one in Ohio. The three rivers are state-designated water trails, too. And the Stillwater River and Greenville Creek are state-designated Scenic Rivers.