Okanagan Falls Provincial Park, Okanagan Falls

Categories: Nature & Parks
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2.1/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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...  read 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 ...  read more »
  • The park warden is crazy. Most rude and disrespectful person I've ever dealt with. We were there with a few friends and family and she yelled at us everyday for something different. 
  • 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.
  • 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 her husband to warn us to leave in 10 mins. We apologies for losing track of time and asked her to give us 20 more mins. She came back in 20 mins and started yelling us and threaten us to call copes. I did not understand that she wanted to call copes because we were 20 mins late and we missed keeping two things in the car with in 20 mins. She asked us to leave the camp ground NOW!!!. Because she was losing patience on us. I am not sure we would like to ever go there. If you would like to enjoy and relax, I would prefer a private camp ground over this .We have been camping from ages and we never experienced such a ruthless and rude host. I recommend not to camp at this location and after reading others comments that it is not only us but she misbehaved with other campers too. I looked in the camp polices, there is no quotation which says that you have to be out by 11:00 AM or we are condemning any law and are allowed to threaten to call copes on us. There are so many rights in favor of rangers but none in favors of campers, which support that if host are rude and threaten unnecessary then where to report them. I am not sure how long this insults be done and heard by the host and no action being taken against her.
  • 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..
  • On our way back to Vancouver, we wanted to check out Tickleberry's ice cream shop in Okanagan Falls. The town is quaint in an old fashioned way. There's a large bluff overlooking the town that begs to be explored. Next time I head this way, I'll be sure to stop!
  • Friendly staff and clean park. There are some flush toilets at the front of the park, but there are no onsite showers. Must be careful of poison ivy and bears. But everything is very clear upfront.
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