A SKAHA LAKE
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.