The Hot Springs Village POA Parks and Recreation Department and the HSV Paddlers Club are having a Paddlesport Swap Meet at the Lake Coronado Boat Ramp area on Friday, April 19, 2024,* from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. This is for kayaks, canoes, and SUPS.

Is the 2024 Paddlesport Swap Meet in Hot Springs Village for me?

The Paddlesport Swap Meet might be your cup of tea if you answer any of the following questions affirmatively:

  • Do you have an “unloved” kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard?
  • Or want to buy a used kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard?
  • Or want to buy or swap paddling accessories?

Sellers – bring the paddling equipment or accessories you wish to sell to the Lake Coronado boat ramp at 11:45 AM on Friday, April 19. It facilitates registration if you fill out and bring the registration form (attached below), complete with price and equipment specifications and seller’s fee (see below), to the event. To ensure the best chance for sale, stay with your equipment until it is sold or the event ends.

Fine print: All sales are “as is”.

*Note: Potential Rain Date: April 20, 2024, same times.

Notes to Sellers and Buyers

1) Sellers: Buyers may wish to try equipment on the water; if so, you may ask to hold a driver’s license as a tryout security. Also, it is suggested that you bring a lawn chair.

2) Buyers: Have access to cash and suitable transportation for equipment. Bring a driver’s license for tryout security if you want to try out a kayak, canoe, or SUP before purchase. In addition, you will be required to wear a PFD and sign a waiver of liability.

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Yakking—Experienced paddlers will be available to offer paddling information but not buy/sell advice. Also, swapping paddling yarns at this event is encouraged.

Sellers Fee

Sellers Fee collected at registration (net proceeds to Parks and Recreation Misc funds):

  • Watercraft and/or Items $100 and up $3.00 fee
  • For Accessories – $50 to $99 $2.00 fee
  • Accessories less than $50 $1.00 fee

For additional information, click here to contact the HSV Paddlers Club.

Article submitted by Calvin Doody and Terry Wiley, Hot Springs Village POA Parks and Recreation Director


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