Okanagan Falls Provincial Park, Okanagan Falls

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Okanagan Falls Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located in the town of the same name, protecting the area around the waterfall of the same name, which lies below the outlet of Skaha Lake in the course of the Okanagan River.HistoryOkanagan Falls Provincial Park was created in 1956. The area was first inhabited by an Irishman named Michael Keogan. He built the area's first homestead. His homestead was to the south of what had now become the park. From that single homestead has grown an entire community. The step-like rapids of the outlet of the Skaha Lake, which in the Interior Salish was called "Little Falls," were lost in 1950 when a flood control dam was built over them.FloraThe park occupies an area of two hectares. The park has deciduous trees and is an important site for the conservation of riparian vegetation. In the 1950s, non-native tree species like Chinese elm, Norway maple, red ash and Lombardy poplar were planted in the park.FaunaOkanagan Falls Provincial Park is a popular place for bird enthusiasts. There is superb bird watching in the park. Rare species such as western wood pewees, American yellow warblers, northern orioles and least flycatchers are often spotted in the park. The park offers numerous nature-related activities such as wildlife viewing, nature study, and photography. The park also supports an astounding 18 species of bats, one of the highest concentrations in Canada.
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  • Nice and well maintained. No playground for kids, minimal facilities (flushing toilets in outhouses only) no cell service. Make sure you pack Off as the mosquitos are bad (some swampy areas between th...  more »
  • My husband and I have been coming here for years and has always been one of our favorite places. This past year has been very disappointing! I more than agree with fellow reviewers, I'm absolutely stu...  more »
  • To start with, the camp site is at a scenic location. It is small site with minimum facilities. However on our last day we lost track of time and we started our packing when the warden lady came with ...  more »
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  • Loved it. Peaceful camping experience in a great location
  • Spent an enjoyable week camping at Okanagan Falls Provincial park. This park is small and quiet with twenty five sites. Amenities are basic with flush toilets and pit toilets but no showers on site. The campground is closer to the freeway but far enough away there is almost no car noise also helped by the sounds of the river. Center sites are quite opener with some perimeter sites having more coverage. The river is not swimmable with fast moving and dangerous current, but adds to scenery and is gone to a multitude of sucks and other birds. Campground operators are friendly and efficient. Great spot for young families.
  • The camp ground was nice river kept us entertained. The short walk to town great lots of fun. But didn't like the hosts. They were a bit rude. Would return if new hosts..
  • One of the very best campsites. Amazing views, lovely service, and very well maintained!
  • Great park lots of wildlife and campgrounds .