Miami Whitewater Forest


The harbor area overlooks a beautiful 85-acre lake and offers access to fishing and boating, snack bar with outdoor dining area, trail access and more.


9001 Mt. Hope Road

Crosby Township, Ohio 45030

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Phone: 513-367-9632

Upcoming Events

  • Boathouse Hours

    The boathouse is located on an 85-acre lake and offers row, pedal, motor and pontoon boats, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and a variety of bicycles for rent. It also features a selection of fishing gear, bait, snacks and beverages.

    Opening Day: Mar 2, 2019

    Mar 2–Mar 24
    Fri-Sun: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
    Mar 25–Apr 14
    8 a.m.–8 p.m.
    8 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Apr 15–May 24
    7 a.m.–9 p.m.
    7 a.m.–9 p.m.
    May 25–Aug 18
    Sun-Fri: 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
    Sat: 7 a.m.–Midnight
    Aug 19–Sept 2
    Sun-Fri 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Sat: 8 a.m.–Midnight
    Sept 4–15
    8 a.m.–8 p.m.
    8 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Sept 16–Oct 27
    8 a.m.–7 p.m.
    8 a.m.–7 p.m.
    Last Day: Oct 27, 2019

  • Rentals

    1 hour: $12.50
    3 hours: $14.50
    6 hours: $16.50
    Season Pass: $135

    Motorboat: 1 hour: $27.50; 3 hours: $37.50; 6 hours: $47.50
    Mini-Pontoon Boat: 1 hour $52; peak rate: $57.50

    4-seat Pedal Boat: 1 hour: $12.50; peak rate: $13.75
    5-seat Pedal Boat: 1 hour: $14.50; peak rate: $15.75
    Swan Pedal Boat: 1 hour: $14.50; peak rate: $15.75

    Hydrobike: 1 hour: $12.50; peak rate: $13.75

    Kayak: 1 hour: $12.50 (single); $14.50 (tandem); peak rate: $13.75 (single); $16 (tandem)
    Canoe: 1 hour: $12.50; peak rate: $13.75
    Stand-up Paddleboard: 1 hour: $12.50; peak rate: $13.75

    Bicycle Rental: 1 hour: $10.50; peak rate: $11.50
    Quadracycle: 1 hour: $16.50; peak rate: $17.75
    Pedal Carts & Three-Wheel Carts: 1 hour: $13.50; peak rate: $14.75
    Taga Stroller Bike: 1 hour: $13.50; peak rate: $14.75

    Peak rate pricing is in effect during weekends and holidays from May 4–Labor Day.

    Prices do not include tax. Golden Buckeye/Armed Forces Members can rent a 1-hour rowboat and stay out as long as they like, weekdays only.

    Boat and Bike Rental Guidelines

  • Snack Bar Hours

    With everything from cheeseburger platters to granola bars and flavored Icees to ice-cold beer, the snack bar has it all.

    Opening Day: May 4, 2019

    May 4–24
    Noon–7 p.m.
    May 25–Aug 18
    11 a.m.–8 p.m.
    11 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Aug 19–Sept 3
    Noon– 7 p.m.
    Last Day: Sept 3, 2019

  • Playgrounds

    The harbor features a traditional playground.

  • Fishing

    Electric and gas motors up to four horsepower are permitted to use with rental boats or private canoes and kayaks. Bank fishing is also available. An Ohio State Fishing License is required. Fishing gear and bait can be purchased at the boathouse.

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  • Canoe/Kayak Launch

    Licensed private kayaks and canoes are permitted on Miami Whitewater Forest Lake. A gravel launch ramp is located on Miami Whitewater Forest Lake near the boathouse.

    An accessible canoe/kayak launch was completed in April 2016 and meets requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is a floating dock equipped with a “Universally Accessible Transfer System” that allows an unassisted individual with a physical disability to access a canoe or kayak. It consists of a bench that slides over onto a railing system that allows the individual to sit down into a canoe or kayak.

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