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BC Parks - Okanagan Camping
The Provincial Parks throughout the Okanagan are often nestled into lakeside havens, which combine a restful atmosphere and a balmy climate. These parks offer excellent base camps from which to explore. Places like Historic Fintry near Vernon echo with the area's mining heritage.
Size: 200 HaFacilities: 71 campsites (70% reservable), 2 reservable yurts, flush toilets, showers, deluxe adventure playground, picnic and day use facilities, and a scuba dive park.Location: 16 km from the junction of Highway 97 and 25th Avenue in Vernon.Spacious campsites are situated in a forest setting up above some of the Okanagan's finest beaches. Ellison is perfect for fun-filled family adventures and beach activities. For your recreation pleasure, there is a scenic nature trail and mountain biking trails which are perfect for all ages and abilities. Call 1-250-545-9943 for more information. Open from March 28 to October 31.
Size: 361 HaFacilities: 100 campsites (70% reservable), 1 reservable yurt, 3 reservable group sites, flush toilets, showers, deluxe adventure playground, picnic and day-use facilities, boat launch, historical tours. Location: 34 km north of Kelowna on Fintry Delta Road or 49 km south of Vernon on the northwest side of Okanagan Lake.2km of lakefront offers a variety of swimming and watersport opportunities. The campground is situated on a flat delta which is perfect for young families and seniors to enjoy walking, biking and rollerblading. A short hike up the stairway takes you to the spectacular Shorts Creek water falls which peak in the spring and are worth seeing. Fintry has a colourful history which can be relived through tours of the heritage buildings. Call 1-250-260-3590 for more information. Open from April 1 to October 14.
Size: 978 HaFacilities: Day-use and picnic areas. Location: 8 km south of Vernon off Highway 6.Trails wind through nature's beauty and lead the adventurer to spectacular views and private beaches. Jade and Juniper Bays offer some of the best swimming and picnicking in the Okanagan. 13 km of well-marked hiking, biking and horse back riding trails here.
Size: 57 HaFacilities: 70 campsites (70% reservable), large overflow camping area with 4 high density power sites, flush toilets, showers, playground, picnic and day-use facilities, boat launch.Location: 11 km south of Vernon off Highway 97.Situated on Kalamalka Lake, Kekuli Bay is a popular destination for boaters. This park has the area's best overflow camping facilities which include 3 grass terraces equipped with tables and shared fire pits for tenters and 4 power hook-up sites for RVs. In July and August this is often your best available option. Kekuli Bay has become a favourite destination for RVers and is now the area's most popular park during spring and fall because of the warm sun and spectacular lake views from each of the campsites. There is a 2.6 km Nature loop hikers. Call 1-250-545-8467 for more information. Open from March 28 to October 31.
Size: 187 HaFacilities: Facilities: 80 campsites, (40% reservable), reservable group site with a picnic shelter, picnic and day-use area, one of a kind rustic playground, boat launch, sani-station, both flush and pit toilets, and sandy beaches. Location: 60 km northeast from Vernon. Take Highway 6 east from Vernon to Lumby. Follow signs in Lumby turning north onto Mabel Lake Road for 36 km and 1 km of gravel road to Mabel Lake Park.During the summer, first-come, first-serve sites are filled from overflow area. Individual sites in the Monashee Loop can now be booked through Discover Camping from mid-June until Labour Day. Spring and fall at Mabel Lake are a fisherman's delight. The treed campsites, sandy beaches, clear water, and large grassy areas are a great recipe for family fun in the summer. Call 1-250-547-6862 for more information. Open from April 1 to October 14.
For more information about these parks, please contact
1905-28 Crescent, Vernon, BC V1T 1V1
Phone: (250) 545-1560
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