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Little Miami River, Ohio

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Managing Agency:

Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft

Designated Reach:

August 20, 1973, and January 11, 1981. From State Highway 72 at Clifton to the Ohio River, including the lower two miles of Caesars Creek.


August 20, 1973: Scenic — 18.0 miles; Recreational — 48.0 miles; Total — 66.0 miles. January 11, 1981: Recreational — 28.0 miles; Total — 28.0 miles. Aggregate Totals: Scenic — 18.0 miles; Recreational — 76.0; Total — 94.0 miles.

Little Miami River

Little Miami River

The Little Miami originates near Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark. Flowing through a deep gorge, wooded bluffs, and rolling farmlands, it is located between Dayton and Cincinnati, placing it within an hour's drive of over three million people.