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West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous
The annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous is free and open to the public, though donations to cover park fees are 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, you should make reservations to camp or RV well in advance of the event. 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. There is mroe information at their website.