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Miami Whitewater Forest


Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor

9001 MT. HOPE ROAD, CROSBY TOWNSHIP, OH 45030 | 513-367-9632

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

Boathouse Hours

Opening Day: March 3, 2017
March 3–March 26 
​8 a.m.–7 p.m.
March 27–April 16 
​8 a.m.–8 p.m. 
April 17–May 26 
​7 a.m.–9 p.m. 
May 27–August 20 
(Sun-Fri) 7 a.m.–​9 p.m.
​(Sat) 7 a.m.–Midnight
August 21–September 4 
(Sun-Fri) 8 a.m.–​8 p.m.
​(Sat) 8 a.m.–​Midnight
September 5–​17
​8 a.m.–​8 p.m. 
September 18–October 22
​8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Last Day: October 22, 2017
Rowboat Rental: 
  • ​1 hour: $11.68
  • 3 hours: $13.55
  • 6 hours: $15.42
  • Season Pass: $116.82
4-seat Pedal Boat Rental: 1 hour: $11.68
5-seat Pedal Boat Rental: 1 hour: $13.55
Swan Pedal Boats: 1 hour: $13.55
Mini-Pontoon Boat Rental: 1 hour $44.86
Hydrobike Rental: 1 hour: $11.21
Kayak: 1 hour: $11.21 (single); $13.55 (tandem)
Canoe: 1 hour: $11.21
Stand-up Paddleboard: 1 hour: $10.75
Motorboat: 1 hour: $26.64; 3 hours: $35.98; 6 hours: $45.33
Bicycle Rental: 1 hour: $9.81
Quadracycle: 1 hour: $15.42
Pedal Carts & Three-Wheel Carts: 1 hour: $12.62
Taga Stroller Bike: 1 hour: $13.50

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.​

You must be 16 years of age to rent a stand-up paddleboard.
Snack Bar Hours
With everything from cheeseburger platters to granola bars and flavored Icees to ice-cold beer, the snack bar has it all.

Snack Bar Hours

Opening Day: May 6, 2017
May 6 – May 19
Noon–8 p.m.
May 20 – August 20
11 a.m.–8 p.m.
August 21 – September 10
11 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Last Day: September 10, 2017
The harbor features a traditional playground as well the Parky’s Pirate Cove wet playground.

For wet playground hours and costs, click here
Canoe/Kayak Launch
Licensed private kayaks and canoes are permitted on Miami Whitewater Forest Lake. The launch ramp is located on Miami Whitewater Forest Lake near the boathouse.

The new 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. The project was made possible by a $30,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.

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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Miami Whitewater Forest

9001 Mt. Hope Road
Crosby Township, Ohio 45030

Open daily from dawn until dusk.

Boathouse: 513-367-9632
Campground: 513-367-9632
Nature’s Niche Gifts & Books:
Pro Shop: 513-367-4627
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