Osoyoos West Bench

Crown Land

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Augusta Lane
Osoyoos, BC, Canada V0H 1V4
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GPS: 49.01, -119.4899

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 10
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 1324 ft

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada
17 Taylor Coach Nik Nat
2017 Toyota Tacoma
120 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Margot Bai would stay here again

“Crown land camping directly adjacent to town accessed by a hilly gravel road”

Reviewed Apr 26, 2018

Overall Rating

Located on Crown Land directly adjacent to the Town of Osoyoos, this area is accessed via a gravel road that climbs and winds through the hillside. There are multiple large pull out areas suitable for camping that can each accommodate multiple rigs. I was able to drive up 100 m to the first open area with my minivan towing a travel trailer with the wheels slipping only a little on the gravel hill. However, the road gets steeper as it continues, so 4 wheel drive would be better if you want to camp farther up.

I was there in late April and there were a couple spots where there was mud, and water flowing down the hillside. However all the main access road areas were dry and reasonably hard packed but with some surface loose gravel . There was some garbage at the site which I picked up – however it being late April, I may be the first person to camp there this spring. Hopefully the area is kept cleaner in the summer time as people camp regularly.

The area is stunningly beautiful with views of the hillside and overlooking the town and Lake Osoyoos. Wildlife is plentiful: deer, coyotes, falcons and hawks, plus free range cattle roam around (there is a cattle grate at the entrance). Great place to go for a walk or hike through the hills.

Cell signal was in and out where I camped but the signal was blocked by a hill. Farther up campsites have a clear line of sight to cell towers and another camper confirmed the signal is better.

Signage strictly prohibits dumping even grey water here but no problem as there is a free city dump nearby. This is an Off Road Vehicle area and people apparently do bring their ATVs here to drive around on dirt roads that criss-cross the area. However, a sign says it is an environmentally sensitive area and there are fines for leaving well-established roads or trails.

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