Canoe Outpost, Inc.

About Canoe Outpost®

Two Boys in Canoe

Who we are:

Canoe Outpost® was founded in 1969 by Tex and Donna Stout. The Bragg family took over in 1978 and still own and run the business today. Canoe Outpost® is an advertising and marketing family of independently owned paddlesport outfitters on the Santa Fe, Suwannee, Little Manatee, and Peace River. Canoe Outpost® and See the True Florida® became registered trademarks in 2010.


Mission Statement:

To protect, preserve, and share the true florida with the visitors and residents of Florida.

We are proud Members/Partners of:

Staff Involvement:

View on Canoe Outpost-Peace River site


Canoe Outpost® advocates that everyone especially children should have the opportunity to experience the Florida outdoors.

We support the following issues:

  • Funding of Visit Florida for the promotion of tourism in Florida
  • Rural tourism in Florida
  • Small business issues, less regulations, less taxes
  • Private Property Rights
  • Parental Rights in Florida
  • No boat registration of canoes and kayaks
  • Tourism as economic development
  • Tourism as the #1 industry in Florida