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Okanagan Lake
Okanagan Lake Provincial Park is located approximately 10 km (6 miles) north of Summerland and 12 km (7.5 miles) south of Peachland on Hwy 97.

Beautiful Views
Okanagan Lake Provincial Park sits on the west side of Okanagan Lake, offering beautiful panoramic views of the lake towards Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, just south of Kelowna.

Campgrounds
Okanagan Lake Provincial Park is divided into two sections, with the North campground having 80 vehicle-accessible campsites and South campground having 96 vehicle-accessible campsites. Reservations are available and highly recommended during the summer months; first-come, first-served sites are also available

Facilities
The facilities at the two campgrounds include pit-toilets, some flush toilets in the shower rooms, a children's play area in the south campground, fire-rings, cold water taps, a day-use area, picnic tables, and a double concrete boat launch in the south section.

Watersports
Okanagan Lake Provincial Park offers a number of swimming areas. Beaches are a mixture of small pebbles with a few small sandy sections, each set in grassland made up mainly of sagebrush and Ponderosa pine. There are a number of watersports available here, including tubing, wind and kite surfing, boating, waterskiing, swimming, paddle boarding, and, with the appropriate license, fishing. Just remember there are no lifeguards here, as with other BC provincial parks.

Activities in the Area
Other outdoor activities near or in the park include birdwatching, wildlife viewing, cycling, and using the campground as a base camp for motorcycling. A winery to visit nearby is the Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards at the historic Greata Ranch site. Boating to the other side of Okanagan Lake from Peachland to Rattlesnake Island, situated in Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, is another popular activity. There are also short walking trails on the beach, or you can sit on the benches to enjoy the vista along Okanagan Lake.

Rattlesnakes
Just a reminder that Okanagan Lake Provincial Park is a habitat for rattlesnakes, so if you are out hiking, dress accordingly and make sure to watch crevices when traversing rock obstacles. Remember to be bear aware and practise wildlife safety habits while in the park.

Bear Country
If you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

Groceries and Supplies
For provisions and supplies, there is an IGA in nearby Peachland and a Nesters in Summerland. For coffee shops in Peachland, there is an excellent spot called the Bliss Bakery and Bistro. For hardware and camping supplies, try the Canadian Tire in Penticton. The nearest Costco is in Kelowna; unfortunately, there are no bulk propane sales available here.

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