Base Camp

BVO 2021

BVO chose NOT to open for the 2020 season- sadly
However we WILL reopen for the 2021 season with limitations

Our river trips will be limited to 1 van, 8 ppl to a van.
We intend to run 2 trips a day. Meet at BVO at 9:00 or 11:00 with reservation.
We will be open Fri-Mon 9:00-5:00

All trips will be booked in advance, with a credit card to hold the spot. Any no show reservations will be charged in full, as we have most likely turned others away. Changes or cancellations are requested as early as possible, prior to your reservation day.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate walk-in business.

We try to treat each trip on the Battenkill as more than an amusement park ride or drinking party. The Battenkill is a beautiful, natural resource, and last year saw it's share of overuse and abuse.

BVO draws amazing clientele from all over the region and globe- we hope to be the ones to offer you an amazing experience.

Stay safe- Be well

Lisa & Don

Call the shop 518 677-3311

or text 518 796-9034

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!
Partly Cloudy
7:15am6:00pm EDT
Feels like: 68°F
Wind: 13mph S
Humidity: 68%
Pressure: 30.18"Hg
UV index: 3
05:1220:34 EDT
Feels like: 66°F
Wind: 3mph NW
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 29.99"Hg
UV index: 4


  • Flow: 587 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 5.11 ft