Base Camp

COVID-19 and BVO

We are currently in a PAUSE, as asked for by the governor. It does not look great for our industry, how we conduct business,
and the social distancing asked -

The governor updates regularly -and as it is, the dates to re-open the Phases gets pushed back deeper into the summer calendar.
Recreation is Phase 4 - the last tier

It does not look likely BVO can open THIS year- for rental recreation -  sadly!
We pride ourselves  in the quality of service, the amazing staff, the ambiance and expertise we offer.
We choose not to put ourselves, or staff, or our customers at any type of risk.

Our retail will remain open and available - life jackets, paddles, and boats - call for appt

These mandates are fluid and we can change at a moments notice- but that would mean we had testing and a vaccine in a short amount of time- January is the latest option I heard!

Be well - be safe


PLEASE CALL/TEXT 518 796-9034

Otherwise: in the shop 518 677-3311

Welcome to Base Camp...... where adventures begin.....end....and are rekindled. We have been offering custom trips, adventures, and memories since 2003. Welcome to BVO!

Why BVO?

BVO opened in 2003. With over 20 years prior experience working as wholesale canoe and kayak reps, helping establish the paddle sport industry, we decided to bring our expertise to a local level.
  • Offering rentals of canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes, and bicycles
  • Sales of canoes, kayaks, and gear for the outdoors
  • Area hiking options
  • Vacation getaway lodging
Tucked against the hills, adjacent to a State hiking trail, our off-grid business offers outdoor experiences to folks of all levels, and advice for regional adventures. We offer secure parking, change rooms, flush bathrooms, and spacious grounds to picnic on, if  desired. Connecting friends and family.... Come discover with us!

Plus, we have a terrific staff! They make all the difference

BVO supports a staff of ambitious college students and professional adults experienced in their field. Our college students are aiming for Biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, aviation, education, medicine, and pharmaceutical . Your choice to come to BVO is a choice to experience these great minds, great service, and support these futures! It does make a difference.

Weather determines whether!   
05:1220:34 EDT
Feels like: 66°F
Wind: 3mph NW
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 29.99"Hg
UV index: 4


  • Flow: 472 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 4.91 ft