Kekuli Bay Provincial Park

Provincial Park

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High Ridge Road
Vernon, BC, Canada
250-545-8467
250-548-0076
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GPS: 50.1818, -119.3404

Last Price Paid: $32
Number of Sites: 73
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: April-Oct.
Tent Camping: Yes

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Batstreamer
CA
28 Airstream Safari
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $32
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 52

Batstreamer would stay here again

“Beautiful Provincial Park On Kalamalka Lake”

Reviewed Jun 27, 2017

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We arrived on a Friday and, although we got there by 2:00 p.m., the campground was full. Thanks to the previous reviewer, we knew we could stay in the overflow parking lot, which we did.

Because the parking lot has a pretty good slope, we had to put three blocks under one side of the trailer to level. We were backed up to a nice grassy area with picnic tables that we shared with our friendly neighbors, and we were able to put our awning and chairs out (and could have put our grill out if we’d wanted to). It’s the same price and pretty much the same rules as the regular campsites. Very friendly staff, and the restrooms and showers were nice and well maintained.

We would have been okay staying in the overflow a couple of nights, but we did happen to snag a spot the next day by diligently watching RVs leaving and moving in quickly! We were on the second tier down - # 52. There doesn’t seem to be a bad site in the campground. The only ding is for traffic noise from Hwy 97.

There's also the Okanagan Rail Trail that follows the lake - great for biking and walking. We rode our mountain bikes to the south about four miles. It's flat and easy and there's a waterfall about a half mile out. There’s lots of poison ivy on the trail, so watch out!

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Chris&David
Sandy, OR
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
93 reviews
Nightly rate: $32
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Overflow

Chris&David would stay here again

“Tiered goodness alongside Kalamalka Lake”

Reviewed Jul 30, 2016

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Note: rate is about $24 US currency. We drove FOREVER on a hot sunny Saturday in July looking for a spot to camp for the night. Originally we planned to overnight in BC's Glacier National Park, but it was too buggy, stormy and early in the day to hole up in the van for 18 hours. So, we continued on towards the Washington border, along Hwy 97. Turns out, hot July weekends are kinda busy in Canada, especially when their dollar is week and it's a "long weekend" which is a thing in Canada, eh!

To shorten a long story, I spotted a sentence in the printed "Go Camping BC" guide we picked up along the way which stated "This park has the area's best overflow camping facilities which include 3 grass terraces equipped with tables and shared fire pits..." There are 70 official, full hookup campsites along nicely planted terraces, a shower house and flush toilet restrooms, picnic area, playground and boat ramp.

While of course we did not score a proper spot on the terrace late on a Saturday afternoon, we found a perfectly nice slice of pavement along the boat trailer area, with grass along the front, a nice breeze from the lake with the doors open. There are a bunch of large trailers and motor homes on the other side of the overflow lot, and they've got decent shade and picnic tables. There's even an overflow tent area.

We're pretty happy that we can roll down the west-side shades, open the windows and doors, grab our shower supplies and clean up after a week exploring the rustic and crowded campgrounds in Banff, Kootenay, Glacier and Revelstoke NPs!

Showers were hot and clean, most of the other humans are down on or next to the water and we've got ice cold beer to enjoy while the sun goes down.... even if it's just a parking lot.

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Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Kekuli Bay Provincial Park – Vernon, British Columbia | Those Young Guys

Kekuli Bay Provincial Park – Vernon, British Columbia Posted By lisa, On June 13, 2012...

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Journal July 20: Departed Sandy first thing in the morning, and stopped to stretch our legs at White River Falls, Tygh Valley, Oregon which is an hour and a half from our house. From there,...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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