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KAYAKING EVENTS

Don't Miss the 16th Annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous (R2KXIV)
coming August 8-10, 2014

The annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous is usually the last weekend in July at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. The event is free and open to the public (donations to cover park fees gladly accepted). Bring your home-made kayak or canoe or just come and enjoy the people, boats, and activities. Expect to see strip-built and stitch-and-glue constructed boats as well as traditional skin-on-frame and folding kayaks. The adjacent beach is a great place to paddle or let the kids play.

Activities begin Friday afternoon and end Sunday with plenty of time between events to talk and try other people's boats. Demonstrations will cover some of the basic processes of kayak construction. There will be a group dinner at the Beach Kitchen Shelter on Saturday evening.

If you would like to attend, be aware that to camp or RV, reservations must be made ahead of time (the sooner the better). Reservations are accepted by FORT WORDEN STATE PARK up to one year in advance. The lower campground next to the beach is usually booked up a year out. You can call (360) 344-4431 to find out the status. Reservations can also be made on-line, by fax, or via mail. Details can be found at http://www.fortworden.org.

OTHER PLACES TO STAY:

JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS is less than one mile away and has quite a bit of room for camping.

FORT TOWNSEND STATE PARK a few miles south of Port Townsend.

FORT FLAGLER STATE PARK is twenty miles away on Marrowstone Island.

LOCAL MOTELS and B&B's can be found at http://www.ptguide.com/accommodations-and-lodging/

 

More info and scenes from previous years

Port Townsend Event Guide

This page is dedicated to keeping you updated on new and ongoing events of interest to wooden kayak and canoe builders and paddlers. If you know of an event that should be listed here please contact me so I may include it here.