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Overview of Osoyoos West Bench

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 10

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 1,345 ft / 409 m

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Reviews of Osoyoos West Bench 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Last reported 4/26/2018
1 review
“Amazing spots overlooking town, lake and valley”

Reviewed 8/1/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Overall Rating

Sweet boondocking with million dollar view. We stayed twice, returning to our spot on the way back through Osoyoos to the states after exploring further east for a few days. There are multiple spots to stay. We chose the second flat area up from the gate but have seen more suitable places further up and on the other paths leading more to the right (we chose straight up). It’s a rough road with partially steep sections but only about 300m to the spot we can picked, no problem pulling our trailer with the Jeep.
Would highly recommend this hidden jem.
We saw NO other people camping and only a handful locals walking dogs, moto crossing etc.

Site Quality

LambySchorr would stay here again

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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada
17' Taylor Coach Nik Nat
Toyota Tacoma 4wd Off-Road
156 reviews
“Crown land camping directly adjacent to town accessed by a hilly gravel road”

Reviewed 4/26/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
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.

Site Quality

Margot Bai would stay here again

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