D OKANAGAN LAKE PARK
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.