Base Camp

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.


We are accepting reservations for you and groups with a deposit, or walk-ins are welcome but not guaranteed of available equipment. We suggest you call ahead.

2018 Season!!
Post Labor Day Hours:
Weekends 10-5 thru Oct 8
OBA if available

Please call 518 677-3311 for reservations

Note: Our final trip is launched at 2:00 P.M. daily, so please plan accordingly. Thank you! 

We look forward to working with you!

Tuesday 03/26 0%
Plentiful sunshine. High 39F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 03/27 0%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 47F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 03/28 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 54F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 03/29 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy skies with a few showers later in the day. High 56F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 03/30 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High 68F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 03/31 60%
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.


  • Flow: 936 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 5.58 ft