Okanagan Lake Provincial Park, Summerland

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Okanagan Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1955, the park covers a total area of 98ha.HistoryOkanagan Lake Provincial Park is not only known for its native flora but for the successful introduction of non-native flora. A few years after its creation, thousands of non-native trees were planted in the park, especially in barren slopes. The saplings have grown into large trees, filling the area between the highway and the lake, and providing a haven to several bird species.FloraThis area is a mix of grasslands, which are usually in the lower sections, and forests of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir that cover the upper sections of the park. Wildflowers such as chocolate lily and the Columbia lily also grow here.FaunaMany colonies of Columbian ground squirrel inhabit the park. There are also the docile and harmless gopher snakes, which often appear near the hiking trails. There is also a good population of bats in the park. There are also amphibian species here, such as the western toad and western painted turtle. The park's birdlife is also rich with birds such as cedar waxwings, quail, northern shafted flickers, western meadowlarks, hummingbirds and the Lewis's woodpecker.
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  • Amazing and beautiful scenery of the lake . Very relaxing for camping. bathroom's super clean, Great hiking trails around the area. . Nice to spend a day checking everything out in the city and come b...  more »
  • We had site N77 and it had a glorious view of Okanagan Lake and Peachland. Online, the site pictures make it look like it's a small hill and then you are at the lake, but it's a big hill with brambles...  more »
  • What an amazing place!!! Our family's go to campground year after year for good reasons. The place is just beautiful,large lots,very clean bathrooms,mature trees,stunning scenery and very safe for our...  more »
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  • Okanagan south campground is right on the lake and this was approx our 5th or 6th time camping here. Unfortunately all day and night we were getting STRONG wafts of sewage through our campsite. It was really unpleasant and was so strong it woke me up! Very little separation between campsites. At 8:00 the next day we had campers who wanted too check in to our site early surround our car and watch us pack. Not the campgrounds fault, but really rude. * I'd like to add that we have liked the campground in the past. The washrooms/showers are great. The playground is great and access to the water can't be beat. This most recent trip was unfortunate, but I would stay here again, just further away from the bathroom.
  • There are 2 campgrounds connected by trail. North campground has very spacious lots, unlike South where all lots are very close to each other. Very nice place with several swimming spots. There is a dog beach too.
  • The guy that came around was rude and refused us wood to keep kids warm saying locked up. beautiful view and waterfront.. awesome park but smelt like septic by it
  • Excellent campground for families with kids. Spacious sites with more privacy than most campgrounds in this area. Playground, fishing lessons and movie nights. Well maintained with free showers and flush toilets.
  • Ever since we discovered this gem 6 years ago, it has become our go to campsite every time we head to the okanagan. Easy lake access (especially if you get a site right on the water) and really great washroom facilities for a campground. Very family friendly and neighbourly atmosphere. Keep in mind some sites can be more private than others, but they post an image of every site on their webpage, so you can see what you're getting into before you book. Unless things take a terrible turn for the worse we will keep coming back every year and always recommend this campground to others!

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