A SKAHA LAKE

Suncruiser Okanagan - - INTRODUCTION -

1. Beau­ti­ful beaches and con­ces­sions by the park.

2. Pri­vate beaches and docks past the break­wa­ter for 800 m south. Rocky shores - no beach­ing.

3. Marshy area with rocky shores. No beach­ing for 800 m south.

4. Small boat launch - marshy ar­eas on both sides and shal­low wa­ter.

5. Some res­i­den­tial ar­eas with pri­vate beaches and docks. Shal­low wa­ter with rocky shores - no beach­ing.

6. Pri­vate beaches north and south of the boat launch - lo­cated in the cen­tre of a res­i­den­tial area.

7. Scenic area within a quiet, pic­turesque bay - a large brown house rests on an im­mense rock out­crop along the shore line.

8. Res­i­den­tial area with pri­vate beaches and docks to the south end of the lake. No beach­ing.

9. Two red chan­nel marker buoys - not to be used as moor­age buoys.

10. Very nice large park. Pull up a pic­nic ta­ble and en­joy the vista.

11. Do not an­chor near the six foot ca­ble sign and stay clear of the is­land.

12. Ki­wa­nis Gar­dens - For your util­ity and en­joy­ment. Pic­nic ta­bles, park benches, la­goons, and a walk­ing bridge con­sti­tute this beau­ti­ful park. Do not en­ter the old tres­tle area to the north and there are pri­vate beaches and docks to the east.

13. Nice log home lo­cated on the point. Rocky shores south of the tres­tles and for 1.6 km north - no beach­ing.

14. Pon­derosa Point - Pri­vate beach - no PWC’s in the bay. The bay pro­vides shel­ter from north and south winds.

15. Kale­den Pi­o­neer Park - A very old, large, aban­doned stone build­ing that stands four sto­ries high and rests in the park. It was ded­i­cated to the founder, James Ritchie, and to the pi­o­neer­ing fam­i­lies who helped set­tle and de­velop Kale­den on April 25, 1982. There is a boat launch and fire pits but overnight camp­ing is not per­mit­ted - stay clear of swim­ming ar­eas.

16. Do not en­ter this area as the wa­ter is very shal­low and marshy - rocky shores for 1.6 km south.

17. Shel­ter from the north winds to the south of the point and from south winds to the north.

18. Rocky shores with marshy ar­eas. No beach­ing up to the north end of the lake.

19. A beau­ti­ful beach that is per­fect for beach­ing and en­joy­ing the sum­mer sun. The Pen­tic­ton air­port is just past the high­way. Be wary of the con­stant flow of traf­fic in this part of the lake.

20. Okana­gan River Chan­nel - Do not en­ter this chan­nel at any time as it is usu­ally sat­u­rated with peo­ple on tubes.

21. Skaha Beach - Large beaches, con­ces­sions, change rooms, a chil­dren’s play­ground and vol­ley­ball and ten­nis courts make up this great, fam­ily-ori­ented beach.

22. Pen­tic­ton - To the no­madic Sal­ish Na­tives “Pen-Tak-Tin” meant, roughly, that “this was a place to stay for­ever.” While gaz­ing upon the area, in 1866, Tom El­lis agreed - he built a great cat­tle ranch and planted a few fruit trees. Fifty years later the or­chards had spread across the ranch lands and to­day, the beau­ti­ful ranches and the mul­ti­tude of fruit trees make Pen­tic­ton a great place to visit and live as thou­sands of res­i­dents will at­test.

A rock climber rap­pels from the route Plumb Line on The Fortress with a view of Skaha Lake near Pen­tic­ton.

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