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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $32.00
There are times when you want to use your RV but don't want a marathon drive and Kekuli Bay is the choice for us. This park has taken years to mature and now most sites have trees that provide some shade. It does get very hot in the Okanagan during the summer months (35C is common) so be prepared. Only four sites have services, a rarity for a Provincial Park, and are not very private. Due to the terraced layout of the campground, almost all the sites have a view and are very spacious. The lower down you are, the less road noise from Hwy 97 you'll hear, but generally, it's not too bad. The site was originally designed as a large boat launch facility so unfortunately, there's not a great beach area. If you plan to canoe or kayak, do so early in the day to avoid the boat chop. Kalamalka Lake is a very busy lake for recreational boaters. A new bonus attraction is the bike path on the old railway line that ran along side the lake. It runs for miles and is flat. If you get too hot just stop your bike anywhere, and go jump in the lake! Its warm and very clean. Vernon is 10 minutes away for shopping and the access to Predator Ridge Golf Resort is right across the highway. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Travel Trailer.
The Okanagan Valley has many wineries. The restaurant at Gray Monk Winery is great with a fabulous view of Lake Okanagan.
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $12.00
Being a Friday and all the sites on a first come first serve basis, I came early and picked out a site at the 10am earliest registration time. Originally I was looking for a double site for family and us, but those sites were occupied. As it turned out, the individual sites were a lot bigger. Our site (#38) had plenty of room for a big rig. With lots of foliage it was also very private. Another advantage to this site is the Shower Trail is nearby. Our son had #39 next door and it was more wide open with not much in the way of privacy, but it had a great panoramic view of Kalamalka Lake. All the sites are back-in gravel with the exception of the 4 electric sites which are paved and near the parking lots. The campground was full by noon and one of the parking lots is used for the overflow and that was almost full as well. Park attendants were very friendly and helpful. One issue that they couldn't fix (they said) was all the wood bugs crawling around the men's shower stall floor. Probably not for the squeamish. The Nature Trail has been extended with a gravel section that goes to the highway. When the weather is nice, this is a busy place with lots of people using the day use facilities, especially the boat basin. Still one of our favourite campgrounds and we will continue to stay here. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $32.00
Well kept and clean. Close to town. beach area not big and tough to get a spot on a busy day (bush area up to lake side in some spots). Good base for all types of activities. Great boat launch and parking area. Very big overflow camping area. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Easy access to and from Hwy 97. Road noise was not an issue for us although we stayed at a lower level site. Great view of Kalamalka Lake. Marmots, although entertaining, can leave a mess in the grass around the site. Only stayed one night passing through the Vernon area. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.
The lower the loop (or closer to the lake) the better to move you further from the highway.
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $14.00
Rate shown was for resident seniors off season. Not much change since our last visit. Friendly park operators that were kept busy getting ready for the May long weekend. Our site was a well graveled level back-in, beautiful landscaping, plenty of privacy from adjacent sites, and included a picnic table and fire ring. No hookups, water tap to fill freshwater tank near the entrance, and free dump station at the Superstore gas bar in Vernon. There are four sites near the parking lot that offer electricity. Park has a playground, trails, boat ramp and dock, and a small beach. We shall keep coming to this beautiful park in the future. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Motorhome.
Nearest groceries and gas in Vernon about 5 miles north.
Spend an hour or two at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. It's on a hillside with a great view of the surrounding country including the city of Vernon. Walk downtown Vernon and enjoy the wall murals.
Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $14.00
Love this park at this time of year. Sites terraced overlooking Kalamalma Lake. Clean gravel sites with grass and trees between. Very private. Host very helpful. Dry camping but generator use allowed in certain time periods. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 41
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $32.00
This is not your typical BC Provincial Park, but has its own appeal if you like a more open setting rather than the usual heavily forested BC Park setting. The 60 or so level campsites sit on 6 terraces below Highway 97, all with views of beautiful Kalamalka Lake. There are no lakefront sites, however, you can walk to a small sandy beach and there is a boat launch area. The sites are spacious and most have some trees and shrubs for privacy along the sides and open in the back for the view. There is one shower building with free showers and flush toilets. Did not see a sani-dump. CG hosts were friendly and it was quiet at night. There are some easy hiking/nature trails within the park (with warnings about snakes). We were there after Labor Day when it becomes FCFS with no reservations, so there was no problem getting a nice site. There is some road noise from Highway 97, but nothing that kept us awake. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Motorhome.
Davison Orchards in Vernon a great place to get farmstand fruits, veggies & delicious baked goods, plus ice cream.
Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $13.00
The staff at this park were great. First they checked to see if we could occupy a site that would normally have to be reserved and as we were only there for one night they gave the go ahead. Site 37 had a great view of the bay and Kalamalka Lake. It is a back-in with ample space for a big rig and toad. When staff came around to register us she asked if we were 65 or older. Well it hadn't dawned on me until she asked that yes we now qualify. That saved us half the nightly rate. Our site had been raked clean and the fire ring was also clean. A good solid cedar picnic table on a concrete slab. No utilities at our site and no dump station either. There are a few electric sites in a parking lot. Water is available to fill up the freshwater tank just past the campground host site near the entrance. Landscape getting more mature by the year and most sites still don't have shade, but a few look like they do. This park has a boat ramp and it sure got busy during our stay. We will continue to stay at this park whenever in the area. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Motorhome.
If you need to use a dump station go to the free one at the Superstore gas station in Vernon.
Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $30.00
Access to the park is via a 3 km fair paved road off highway 97. Good paved park roads. Water is available from a tap situated across from the campground hosts. Restrooms and showers are nearby. A few electric sites located in the parking lot. Our site was a fairly level gravel back-in. Good view of Kalamalka Lake as campground sites are on several terraced loops. No Wi-Fi available. I didn’t check TV, although there should be a couple of channels available off the air. I couldn’t get any Telus cell phone coverage. Some noise is noticeable from the highway above the park. Even so I would still return to this campground. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 197
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 23
Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $30.00
Situated on Kalamalka Lake this campground is located about 2 miles off highway 97. Access road is old and crumbling pavement at first – watch for potholes. Park roads are good pavement. Sites are all gravel back-ins located on three road loops. There are 3 electrical “sites”, but they are located in the southwest corner of the parking lot. Our site was fairly level. Like the rest of the regular sites on the loops there are no utilities, cable TV, or Wi-Fi. It had a typical BC Parks cedar table along with a fire ring. There is no shade as the trees are still fairly young. The view of the lake was spectacular as most of the sites are on terraces. Wildflowers on the terraces and around the sites make this an attractive park. Water is available from a tap across from the campground host. There is a restroom/shower house near site 20, but I did not inspect it. A bird nest set up nearby had an osprey family. This is a good park for just getting out in your chair to relax or take a hike on one of the trails. There is also a playground for the kids and a boat ramp (have to cross train tracks) for those who want to fish or ski. Even with train tracks nearby I never heard any go by. We would return to this park. Out of 72 sites there are 50 reservable and 22 first come first served. This park fills up very quickly in the summer. The 3 electric “sites” aren’t on the reservation system yet. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Motorhome.
If you need to use a dump station go to the free one at the Superstore gas station in Vernon.Onemoretrail • May 2015
Davison Orchards in Vernon a great place to get farmstand fruits, veggies & delicious baked goods, plus ice cream.gtogrl • September 2015
Nearest groceries and gas in Vernon about 5 miles north. Spend an hour or two at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. It's on a hillside with a great view of the surrounding country including the city of Vernon. Walk downtown Vernon and enjoy the wall murals.Onemoretrail • May 2016
The lower the loop (or closer to the lake) the better to move you further from the highway.Twispette • June 2016
The Okanagan Valley has many wineries. The restaurant at Gray Monk Winery is great with a fabulous view of Lake Okanagan.HowieS82 • September 2016
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