About St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

We are happy to announce that July 15, 2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of S.R.C.O.!  Our customers come back year after year, so I am sure there are many of you that have been coming here since the beginning.  What a memorable exprience this has been to share year after year all your wonderful experiences.  Thank you for putting your trust in us.  -Dave

If you are returning, thanks for your support and enthusiasm. If you are new to the Adirondacks or to paddlesports, we welcome you to a lifetime sport. It is hard to believe that it has been thirty years since I bought 6 canoes, camping gear and a canoe trailer.

Everyone, it seems, is trying to find new ways to reconnect with their family. Paddling is a great way to go - we encourage families with young children, couples who want to get away, reaquaint and relax, and others who want to push their limits with distance or time. Everyone wants quality time. Our customers have found that...

... "vacation time is too precious to waste on second rate gear or services."


Why St. Regis Canoe Outfitters?

  • 30 Years Experience
    • Free route information
    • Friendly, knowledgeable staff who provide attention to detail
  • Best Quality Gear
  • Best Locations
    • 2 outfitting bases - both on the water
  • Wide Range of Services and Programs
    • 35 different rental boats, 6 outfitting packages
    • Guides - family, fishing, natural history
    • Instruction

Our Floodwood Outpost is a rustic building at the edge of the St. Regis Wilderness - it operates daily during the paddle sports season - April to October. The remote location makes a great jumping-off-place. Lots of convenient camping available.

The Saranac Lake Base and store provide river front convenience at an easy to reach, yet downtown location in Saranac Lake Village. Restaurants, the post office, deli, photo services and Main Street shopping are all within 500 feet!!

We will do everything we can to make your trip a success.

Why the Adirondacks?

... a combination of wild lake shores, wilderness land, and accessibility that is rare anywhere and unique in the Northeastern United States.

Exciting, new wild areas continue to be added to the Forest Preserve: In the last few years the Whitney Wilderness Area, the Santa Clara Tract, Henderson Lake and Round Lake Tracts have all been opened to the public. All provide remote backcountry camping with clear waters and mountains that abound with wildlife: loons, deer, coyotes, otter and beaver. Moose are even making a comeback. If you are quiet you may see bear, lynx, fisher, or bobcat.

You may paddle entirely in Wilderness Areas or you may paddle through a unique patchwork of state and private lands that make up the park. Your trip may be a two hour exploration with binoculars or it may be a weeklong expedition with a group of friends.

Either way, you will appreciate the knowledge, expertise, and courtesy of our staff in helping to show you the natural world we all live in. Just pick an area to explore....

We welcome the opportunity to help you!!

- Dave Cilley and staff


About our Staff

Dave Cilley - Started the company in 1984 and is the author of the Adirondack Paddler's Guide.

Dennis Kostic - A music graduate of St. Lawrence University, with a minor in Geology, is a passionate Adirondacker who loves the waterways and the High Peaks. He also has a Level II ACA certification and has completed the 5-day Whitewater OC Course at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, NC. Dennis is in his third year at SRCO.

Sarah Ritter - A civil engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Sarah grew up paddling in the area.  An avid traveler, just back from Australia and New Zealand, she just can't seem to stay away from summer in the Adirondacks!   Sarah joins us for her sixth season here at SRCO.

Ryan Nerp – A graduate of Fredonia School of Music and currently studying at Paul Smith's College. He grew up in the Catskills, with a love of hiking and the outdoors. An avid saxophonist, Ryan performs whenever he can. He is excited to be living in the North surrounded by lakes and High Peaks. Ryan joins us for his second season at SRCO.

Andrew Bowe – A current Fisheries and Wildlife Science student at Paul Smith's College, Andrew grew up in rural eastern Connecticut. He also has his Wilderness EMT certification from the SOLO school in Conway, NH. This season will be his first here at SRCO.

Dylan Van Cott - A current Digital Media Programming and Management major and Theater Arts minor at SUNY New Paltz, is a native Saranac Laker with a love for the mountains, rivers, and lakes that make the Adirondack Park the best place for outdoor folk to live and visit. This is Dylan's first season at SRCO.