D OKANA­GAN LAKE PARK

Suncruiser Okanagan - - INTRODUCTION -

1. Very rocky point so no beach­ing.

2. Peach­land Creek (Deep Creek) – Avail­able park­ing and pic­nic area is lo­cated at the mouth of the creek. Hardy Falls is an easy ten minute walk over small bridges on a well marked trail.

3. Antlers Beach Re­gional Park – A nice sandy beach with wash­rooms, pic­nic ta­bles, and a marked swim­ming area.

4. Peb­ble fore­shore with small beach­ing ar­eas. Avoid pri­vate beaches and docks.

5. Rocky shores lined with pri­vate beaches and docks. There is no beach­ing for 400 m south or north.

6. Four rocks pen­e­trate the sur­face so be care­ful when close to shore. Nice ar­eas with peb­ble and rocky shores.

7. Good an­chor­ing spot with shel­ter from south and north winds. There are peb­ble beaches to the north with one moor­ing buoy.

8. Watch for rocky shores and old pil­ings when beach­ing. Re­spect pri­vate beaches and docks.

9. Suf­fi­cient shel­ter from south winds in the bay but re­spect pri­vate beaches and docks. Greata was the largest ranch in the dis­trict in 1895. In 1899, G.H. Greata took the first wa­ter record and in 1900, he built a pipe­line to Deep Creek. In 1996, Cedar Creek Win­ery opened Greata Ranch Win­ery here.

10. The north end of Okana­gan Lake Park has camp­sites, pic­nic ta­bles, beach­ing ar­eas and swim­ming ar­eas avail­able for pub­lic use.

11. Okana­gan Lake Park – Marked swim­ming ar­eas, 68 camp­sites, pic­nic ta­bles, wash­rooms, hik­ing trails, sandy beaches, and a play­ground are avail­able for pub­lic use. You will find a ce­ment boat launch at the south end and beach­ing ar­eas with shel­ter from south winds in the north bay.

12. Beach­ing ar­eas for 400 m south. Pri­vate beaches and docks north of the point.

13. Okana­gan Moun­tain Park – The Fire in the Park will slightly al­ter our read­ings and some info will change from year to year. This marks the south end of the park. Good overnight camp­ing with shel­ter from north winds. Se­cluded sandy beaches with pic­nic ta­bles north for 800 me­tres.

14. A nice shal­low bay with sandy beaches and two moor­ing buoys.

15. Two moor­ing buoys in the north bay and one in the south bay. Good beach­ing on ei­ther side of the point.

16. A small, se­cluded, overnight beach and one moor­ing buoy will pro­vide shel­ter from north winds.

17. Com­mando Bay – A great des­ti­na­tion point named Dun­robin’s Bay af­ter L. Race Dun­robin. This bay was used by a British spe­cial unit that used to train Com­man­dos to work be­hind en­emy lines. As news be­came pub­lic of the se­cret army ac­tiv­i­ties that were be­ing car­ried out in this area, it was re­named Com­mando Bay. Divers – there may be World War II ar­ti­cles in the bay. Two kinds of snakes in­habit the park (or they use to), one be­ing the poi­sonous Rat­tlesnake with a broad tri­an­gu­lar head and a rat­tle on its tail, and the other, a non-poi­sonous Go­pher Snake with a slim pointed head and pointed tail. Three moor­ing buoys and shel­ter from north and south winds make for a nice beach­ing area. Watch for rock out­crops at the south point of the bay.

18. Wild Horse Canyon was named af­ter herds of wild horses that roamed the canyon in the early 1900’s. To­day, it is a great place to tie up to one of the two moor­age buoys. Lo­cated in a nice beach­ing area. Shel­ter from north winds.

19. This bay has a rock wall for 400 m north and south. No beach­ing.

20. Squally Point – Light - Na­tive leg­end has it that the lake’s great sea ser­pent N–ha–a–itk (Ogo­pogo) makes its home in a cave here. Small an­i­mals were once car­ried to Squally Point in ca­noes to quell the ser­pent. Stay clear of the rock walls and watch for south winds but good shel­ter is pro­vided from north winds in the south bay. No beach­ing for 400 m south or north. Divers – Qual­i­fied divers only. A cav­ern en­trance that can be ex­plored lies 100 feet from the point and 20 feet down. Take lights and be cau­tious.

21. Nice bay with shel­ter from north and south winds. Rock walls line the shore, so stay clear and use cau­tion. There is a pri­vate dock in the north bay.

22. Re­luc­tant Dragon – Se­cluded beach with an out­house, three moor­ing buoys and shel­ter from north and south winds. Beach with care in the south cor­ner.

23. Rat­tlesnake Is­land – It is not rec­om­mended to go be­tween the is­land and the shore for the depth of the chan­nel is shal­low. The is­land has a small bay on the south side for refuge of small boats only. Very rocky shore so beach with care. Watch for rocks close to the sur­face on the north/west cor­ner of the is­land. Divers – there are small caves on the west side with rock for­ma­tions and sheer drop-offs. Old docks are lo­cated on the north side.

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