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Three tiny picnic areas, Kickininee, Soorimpt and Pyramid, are tucked between Highway 97 and Okanagan Lake just north of Penticton. They provide a great spot for a picnic, swimming or just relaxing and taking a break from highway driving.
The boat launch at Soorimpt provides easy access to the boating and fishing opportunities that await on Okanagan Lake.
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Above the lakeshore are over 10,000 hectares of rugged landscape with mountain lakes, grasslands and spruce-fir forests accessible only on foot, horseback or bicycle. Trails and rustic campsites are the only facilities in this area of the wilderness. A wonderful setting for hikers – a climb to the top of Okanagan Mountain will lead you to beautiful scenic lake views to the west and the Monashee Mountains to the east.
A boater’s paradise, this wilderness park dominates the east side of Okanagan Lake between Kelowna and Penticton. Six marine campgrounds and secluded bays and sheltered sandy beaches tucked into the 33 km of undeveloped shoreline make water exploring a true adventure.
South of Fintry is Bear Creek Provincial Park. If you are interested in enjoying Bear Creek Provincial Park, you can launch your boat at Fintry boat launch and boat over to Bear Creek. While Bear Creek does not have a boat launch, you can easily park your boat overnight in their Mooring Area behind the Buoy Lines. You can carry your camping supplies into the campsite and pitch your tent in one of their many camp areas. (Note: Tent Prices are same as RV parking @ $35 a night per party.)
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Nestled on the northeastern shore of Okanagan Lake, Ellison Provincial Park includes 220 hectares of forested benchlands above a rocky shoreline of scenic headlands and sheltered coves.
The park’s natural attractions, combined with the dry, sunny Okanagan climate provide many recreational opportunities from spring through fall. Hiking trails along the scenic headlands are steep and require care and attention.
Penticton is one of the greatest places to boat in the Okanagan. Penticton sits in a rich tourist community, from the shores of Okanagan Lake Beach, to the small winery community of Naramata and also the various parks of Summerland. Penticton’s beautiful beachfront houses various restaurants as well as nearby downtown with many shops and services. Penticton Yacht Club also sits on eastern shores of Okanagan Lake Beach, which has many great boating services including two boat launches, fueling & docking station and also access to general facilities. Check out www.pycmarina.com for visitor’s moorage which is available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis or call (250) 770-2000 for rates or reservations.
Alongside the South Okanagan’s east shores lies the small community of Naramata, home to many wineries which is great for wine tasting and dining during the warm summer evenings. Along with excellent wineries Naramata has an excellent community for tourism as well as a yacht club to dock your boat and visit the small beach community.
Across the lake from Naramata there are many parks, beaches and boat launches in Summerland including Peach Orchard Park, Sun Oka Beach and Kickininee Provincial Park. These parks include docks which you can enjoy swimming or have lunch on the beach. Kickininee Park also has a boat launch for easy access to load and unload boats while saving the time to drive into Penticton if coming from Summerland.
Penticton Marina is at the Southern most end of Okanagan Lake in Penticton. The marina has all the amenities. Check out www.pycmarina.com for visitor’s moorage which is available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis or call (250) 770-2000 for rates or reservations.