Soak Up Some Summer Fun

Ready to experience absolute, undisturbed fun with your family? Then throw off those work clothes, pack a swim bag, let go of your inhibitions, get ready to scream your head off with childlike abandon, and soak up some summer fun at these water destinations.

Great Miami River
1995 Ross Rd., Tipp City
(937) 266-6252
This beautiful 32-acre river-front property just north of Dayton is home to canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and river trips. From team building to weddings and other events, every day is an adventure on the Great Miami River.

Kings Island Soak City
6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island
(513) 754-5700
Soak City is the premier water park in the Cincinnati area where families can splish, splash, and laugh on more than 50 water activities!

RiverScape River Run
E. Monument Ave., Downtown Dayton
(937) 275-7275
RiverScape River Run opens the downtown river to a beautiful seven-mile paddle from Eastwood MetroPark on the Mad River through downtown to the Carillon Historical Park and University of Dayton area. Perfect for novice and experienced paddlers and those who wish to fish, and sunbathe, and watch “play boat” kayakers who turn cartwheels, flips, and rolls.

The Surf Dayton Company / River Surf Shop
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This full-service surf shop offers river surf, whitewater SUP, and flatwater SUP lessons, clinics, board rentals, and board repairs and also sells Badfish Boards, a variety of surf brands, as well as apparel. Bookings available June 1 through September 15.

Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center
400 S. Heincke Rd., Miamisburg
(937) 847-6565
This award-winning facility features a 174-foot tube slide, 133-foot body slide, pool depths ranging from zero-depth entry to a 12-and-a-half-foot diving well, 1-meter diving board, padded frog slide, eight competitive/fitness swimming lanes, and men's and women's bathhouses and family changing rooms.