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Backwoods store will open Fort Worth “kayak concession” in August

by Leslie Barker Garcia | Aug 03, 2012


Angela Koh, co-owner of White Rock Paddle Co., kayaks her way across White Rock Lake (Staff photo/Louis DeLuca)


The Fort Worth Water District gave the AOK today to Backwoods, an Austin-based outdoorsy kind of store, to run a kayak concession along the Trinity River in Fort Worth.

After its scheduled August 25 opening, the facility will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through September, with shorter hours as the days get shorter. It’s part of Panther Island Pavilion, which, according to its website, is a very cool-looking venue. Click on the link, btw, and those of us in the Dallas contingent will be welcomed with the words: “HEY DALLAS…TUBE WITH US IN FORT WORTH!”

So there you have it. In a little more than a month, you can traipse on over to Fort Worth to kayak in a single or a double kayak or paddle around in a canoe on their neck o’the Trinity River.

Need a reminder of how much fun and what a great workout kayaking is? Click here for the kayak story we ran last spring.