Little Miami, Ohio, US
3. Kelly Nature Preserve to St Rt 126 (PnP)
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Kelly play spot
Kelly play spotPhoto of Jason Cox and Matt Wiesenhahn by Bryan Tudor taken 06/19/04 @ 4090
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