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 98 hectares.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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  • The mountain and lake views are breath taking. The park is well maintained and very clean. One of the best in BC  more »
  • Such a great park for dogs with the doggy beach, lovely walk along the waterfront all the way to the Sicamous or in the other direction the Japanese Gardens and Marina. Most of the outodr fetivals hap...  more »
  • We go to this campsite as it is so close to our home in Penticton. It is easy to park our trailer and offers flat services to easily get around. The playground has been updated and the kids have a lot...  more »
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  • This campsite is so well kept, the staff are friendly and attentive, and the area is beautiful! We start here every year for Thanksgiving when the trees are changing - it's the perfect way to end a season of camping.
  • Beautiful park - lots and lots of parking under shade trees - really quite useful when it's hotter than hades in the summer. Great place to launch our kayaks from. Go out onto the lake, or stay in the bay when the water is rough.
  • Beautiful lake. Nice beaches. Lots of space available. Picnic tables and washrooms
  • Great campground with beautiful views and amazing lake access
  • Beautiful campsites. Lots of privacy. Accommodating staff. Clean