C SUM­MER­LAND

Suncruiser Okanagan - - INTRODUCTION -

1. Some nice se­cluded beach­ing ar­eas but beach with care.

2. Peb­ble day-beaches.

3. A nice se­cluded bay with sandy beaches — pro­vides shel­ter from south winds. Beach with care.

4. Pri­vate beaches and docks lo­cated on both sides of the point. There is very shal­low wa­ter for 150 me­tres off­shore up to the S.Y.C. orange marker.

5. The pub­lic boat launch is hard to see but there is a beach­ing area in the north cor­ner of the bay that pro­vides shel­ter from north winds.

6. Pri­vate beaches and docks for 400 m south and north — no beach­ing.

7. Peach Or­chard Park — A play­ground, sandy beach, wash­rooms, pic­nic ta­bles, marked swim­ming ar­eas and a ce­ment boat launch.

8. The C.P.R. wharf was the hub of the first com­mu­nity in the area. There were no roads along the lake so the Cana­dian Pa­cific Steam­boats car­ried the first pi­o­neers who were to set foot in Sum­mer­land. Ro­tary Beach has pic­nic ta­bles, sandy beaches, and wash­rooms.

9. Sum­mer­land Trout Hatch­ery – The hatch­ery breeds rain­bow trout and east­ern char to stock 300 lakes with over two mil­lion fish each year. They have videos on fish habi­tat, fly ty­ing and angling for any­one in­ter­ested in lur­ing the big one! Come with the fam­ily and friends to this self-guided tour. The hatch­ery is open seven days a week.

10. Sum­mer­land Yacht Club (250-494-8312). Three vis­i­tor moor­ing slips, gas, a pumpout, bar, kitchen. Pro­vides great ac­com­mo­da­tions for all boaters. The wa­ter depth is ap­prox­i­mately two me­tres with a large break­wa­ter and a light. The bay im­me­di­ately to the south pro­vides suf­fi­cient shel­ter from north winds.

11. Kin Park – A great beach and chil­dren’s play­ground is lo­cated here, but there is no beach­ing. The creek has a fish lad­der to aid spawn­ing fish.

12. Pri­vate beaches and docks. Be care­ful as the wa­ter is very shal­low in this area.

13. Man­i­tou Park – Beach with care for 400 m south. A beau­ti­ful bay with peb­ble beaches pro­vides shel­ter from north winds. Watch for the pil­ings in the bay and the marked swim­ming area.

14. Nara­mata Yacht Club at nara­matay­achtcub@gmail.com. There is a park and beach on the east side — large break­wa­ter with a light. En­ter with care from the east end of the bay — shal­low wa­ter. The boat launch is $5 per launch or a yearly mem­ber­ship with var­i­ous priv­i­leges for $125.

15. Nara­mata Cen­tre Park – Sandy beaches, wa­ter slide, benches, and a large dock. Swim­ming ar­eas to the south and north. The Nara­mata II kid’s boat is in the park just across the street from Nara­mata Cen­tre Park. Pri­vate beaches and docks are lo­cated to the south. Cau­tion: very shal­low wa­ter.

16. Pri­vate beaches and docks south to Nara­mata Creek and north to the pil­ings. No beach­ing.

17. Old wharf with a small boat launch on the east side of the pil­ings.

18. Beau­ti­ful bay pro­vid­ing shel­ter from south winds. Avoid pri­vate beaches and docks. There is a small beach on the east side.

19. Beau­ti­ful Bay that of­fers shel­ter from south winds. Avoid pri­vate beaches and beach only in emer­gen­cies.

20. Rocky shores — no beach­ing for 800 m south or north.

21. Nice sandy beach in the bay with ex­ten­sive shel­ter from winds. There are beach­ing ar­eas to the north for 800 m.

22. Small cove with some beaches to the north of the pri­vate beaches — beach with care. Shel­ter from north winds in the cove.

23. Small rock out­crop close to shore — stay clear. A “Ca­ble” sign on shore may be used as a ref­er­ence point. Some nice beach­ing ar­eas are lo­cated in the area.

24. Some beach­ing ar­eas — beach with care north of the pri­vate beaches and docks.

25. Par­adise Ranch – Ma­jor Wil­son once owned this land. This lo­ca­tion is where they filmed My Amer­i­can Cousin. There are old pil­ings and a pri­vate beach with small peb­ble beaches to the north.

Early morn­ing hike up Gi­ant's Head Moun­tain above the town of Sum­mer­land and Okana­gan Lake.

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