Little Miami - 3. Kelly Nature Preserve to St Rt 126 (PnP)

Little Miami, Ohio, US


3. Kelly Nature Preserve to St Rt 126 (PnP)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 0.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 5 fpm
Max Gradient 5 fpm

Kelly play spot

Kelly play spot
Photo of Jason Cox and Matt Wiesenhahn by Bryan Tudor taken 06/19/04 @ 4090

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Little Miami River at Milford OH
usgs-03245500 220 - 2910 cfs I-II 00h44m 5440 cfs (too high)

River Description

This is a good place to go during the summer if you are stuck home and want to get in a quick work out. The remains of an old dam (circa middle 1800) forms a nice eddyline (at lower levels) that is good for cartwheels and squirting. You will have the best time to the river left side of a large concrete point that sticks out of the water. There is good eddy service on the left as well.

At higher levels (when the point is covered) a hole forms on the left side where the eddyline used to be. It is only mildy sticky and the sweet spot is small, so if you are going to throw ends you need a short boat and/or be quick. The eddy is harder to catch at this level so the best bet is to ferry to the right where there is calmer water, then jump back into the hole or into the eddy.

Directions to put in: Take I-275 to the Wards Corner Exit and go toward Miamiville. At the bottom to the hill take a right on rt 126. Go for only about 1/8th of a mile and Kelly Nature preserve will be in the left.

Directions to the take out: 1. You can walk up the bank at lower water and then paddle back up to your car, or

2. Take a left off of Wards Corner on to rt 126. Go 1/4 of a mile to the stop sign (there will be a pony keg on the right). Take a right and go for another 1/4 mile and park on the shoulder of the road past the bridge that crosses the Little Miami. You can take out under the bridge and walk back up to your car.
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Last Updated: 2012-11-04 20:27:41


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User Comments

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August 30 2010 (3065 days ago)
mikemarksberry (152323)
this run is really best above 6 ft. to 7.5 ft.
June 17 2010 (3139 days ago)
jason palmerDetails
Did this run today from Lake Isabella to milford at 7.64 this was an awsome level,Kellys play spot
was a decent hole at this level and there were plenty of standing waves to keep us amused on the
rest of the run.