South Campground

Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

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Summerland, BC, Canada V0H 1Z0
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GPS: 49.6834, -119.7239

Last Price Paid: $35
Number of Sites: 88
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: April - mid Oct
Elevation: 1286 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada
17 Taylor Coach Nik Nat
2017 Toyota Tacoma
118 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 55

Margot Bai would stay here again

“Unserviced sites, some waterfront, nice comfort station, large grassy common area, boat launch”

Reviewed May 17, 2018

Overall Rating

This provincial park campground is pretty and has lots of trees and quite a few waterfront sites. Sites are a bit small and not entirely private but many provide direct access to the water right from the site with a pebble beach footing, including my site #55. Arrive earlier in the day and avoid arriving on the weekend if you want to score a waterfront site. Campground is reservable so you may have trouble getting a site in peak season July and Aug and long weekends.

From their website: At South Campground during peak season, the campsites are 100% reservable but from April to mid June and mid Sept to October there are plenty of First Come First Serve sites available. Winter Camping (with no services) is also available at South Campground during the Off Season but with no provided services. South Campground: open from approx February 15, 2018 to November snowfall (Gate locked when closed).

Comfort station looks recently constructed and is quite nice. However, it has open ventilation with the outside so if it is cold outside, it is cold in the comfort station. Showers had hot water when I went but not hot enough to stave off my goosebumps and the water temperature was not adjustable. Avoid showering in cold temperatures if this might bother you.

Lake water was refreshing for swimming on warm days when I was there in mid-May. Lake water was clear and pebble footing was clean and not gunky.

Staff were very friendly and took excellent care of the property. Garbage and recycling are available and water spigots are located throughout the campground. No dump station at the campground but there is a public RV dump in the town of Summerland about 15 mins to the south plus 2 more in Penticton, all listed on Campendium.

Large open grassy area with waterfront picnic tables available for anyone to enjoy. Excellent kids play jungle gym adjacent to comfort station. There is some highway noise but the highway is high up on the hill and the campground is at water level so overall it is not too bad.

Gorgeous 1 km trail from the day use area at the top of the hill with incredible views to the Okanagan Lake North Campground. Another trail connects the north and south campgrounds at water level but was blocked by a fallen tree.

Easy striking distance to Kelowna to the north and Penticton to the south. I recommend the Penticton Farmers Market at 100 Main St on Saturday mornings May to Oct, It is huge! Go hungry and empty your fridge before you go!

Cell service on AT&T was good though it did oscillate between 3 and 4 bars on 4G. With booster I had no troubles inside my RV, booster not needed outside.

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28 Airstream Safari
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $26
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 75

Batstreamer would stay here again

“Nice Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake”

Reviewed Jun 27, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed here with our 28’ trailer for 4 nights, over the third weekend in June. We arrived on a Thursday and although we didn’t have reservations, we scored a nice spot backed up to the lake (#75). Campsites are wide and somewhat short; we were able to easily get our trailer in with the truck parked to the side.

This is a nice campground with very friendly staff. Restrooms and showers are exceptionally nice. Watch out for ticks; they are prevalent in the area. And there is some poison ivy around. Also, due to recent flooding and high waters, there was a warning posted to boil water for 2 minutes. Park staff told us lake water is tested weekly and if anything is questionable, the signs go up. Boats were not allowed on the lake and swimming seemed a little questionable.

On a side note, we later drove through the North Okanagan Campground, and we would probably opt to camp there if we had it to do again. It had a quiet, peaceful vibe with more grass and trees. Sites are not close to the water although some have nice, high-up views of the lake.

There’s a great fruit stand about a mile south of the campground on Hwy 97. The guy there does all his own baking. Delicious meat pies!

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


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