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
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. A passionate Adirondacker who loves the waterways and the High Peaks. He also has a Level II ACA certification. Dennis is in his second year at SRCO.
Tyler Merriam - A graduate of Houghton College with a degree in outdoor recreation and SUNY Cortland with a masters degree in recreation management. A finisher of the Adirondack Winter 46er, Adirondack Hundred Highest, and Firetower Challenge. Also an avid paddler with a Level II American Canoe Association certification. An avid traveler having climbed Kilimanjaro in 2012. Tyler joins us back for his fourth season here at SRCO.
Jon Neilson - An avid fisherman who has studied at both Paul Smiths and SUNY Plattsburgh. He has a degree in Outdoor Recreation and has been to NOLS. Jon returns for his fourth season this year 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 first season at SRCO.
Sarah Ritter - A recent graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She grew up with a love of paddling, camping, and the outdoors in general, spending summers in the Adirondack and eventually moving here full-time. A passionate traveler who has hiked Kilimanjaro in 2009 and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2012, also completed the Adirondack 90 Miler in 2012! She is returning for her fifth season at SRCO.