Okanagan Lake Provincial Park, Summerland

Categories: Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
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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  • We stayed at OLPP South and appreciated the natural beauty of being right on the lake with walking paths of a couple of miles round trip to get rid of road kinks. Park was most inviting! The park is a...  read more »
  • Stayed in the north campground, which is tiered down the hillside. Stay in the bottom three levels to minimize highway noise. Large sites and very spacious, washrooms were clean with hot showers. Easy...  read more »
  • We stayed in the North park in an RV. Got the last spot available on first come first serve at about 1pm....so get there early! Sites are well spaced and with decks tiered down the hill, feels almost ...  read more »
  • 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
  • Well maintained, would return if I slept in a camper / motorhome. Otherwise the noise level from the highway loses some points for tent users. + Lots of good spots, great views of the lake + Clean bathrooms and warm showers -/+ Urnials in mens bathrooms need better plumbing -/+ Pebbly beach on the small side - -Traffic noise (double negative) We stayed at spots 27 & 28 on the North lot over BC Day long weekend.
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