Wide open spaces, great fishing, wildlife, old west history and a quieter camping spot can all be yours in less than a 90 minute drive from the central Okanagan. Located in the heart of cattle country, the rolling grasslands and dry open forest surround the sparkling turquoise waters of Kentucky Lake and Alleyne Lake.
Once known only by local fishers and their friends, the park is being discovered as a weekend destination from the coast and from the Okanagan. The Coquihalla and the Hwy 97C Connector have made the access easier to these beautiful fishing lakes.
Established Date: March 5, Park Size: hectares. Quiet Hours are 10 pm to 7 am. Music, generators, etc. Hibachis and campstoves can burn the picnic tables. Please do not use them on the tables. Valuables, when left unattended or at night, should be stored out of sight and locked up at all times. Please report all thefts to the park staff as soon as possible. Motorcycles and bicycles are permitted on park ro only.
Motorcycles must be properly licenced and must be operated by a licenced driver, only. Helmets must be worn.
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Unlicenced ATVs or dirt bikes are not permitted. Parking is prohibited on the side of the road. Please park on the gravelled portion of your campsite or in deated parking spaces. Pets must be on leash no longer than 2 metres at all times while in the park. They are not allowed on beaches or in day-use areas.
Owners must clean up after their pets. The western toad Anaxyrus boreasa species listed as Special Concern in Canada and on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Actreside in the park. The communal breeding site, in the West Pond between Kentucky Are and Alleyne Lake, is the starting point of the annual migration for tens of thousands of juvenile to on their journey into the surrounding forest.
Please respect this short-lived event usually over a 2-week period by respecting the temporary trail closure on a portion of trail around the West Pondoccasional campsite s closures typically sites 1—3staying away from the to, ally abiding by any toad-specific requests from the park operators and park rangers. For more information on western to, please visit the Nicola Naturalist Society website. All campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted at this park and first-come, first-served sites are also available. This park has a group campsite that accepts reservations for groups with 10 or more people. All reservations Island be made through Discover Camping. Please note: Any maps listed are for information only; they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for.
The ponds between Kentucky Lake and Alleyne Lake are open only and those under the age of The lakes and ponds are stocked with rainbow trout from the Summerland Trout Hatchery. Boats are restricted to 7. Depending on temperatures, there are ice-fishing opportunities in the park. Access may be difficult depending dating road conditions. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. A four km walking trail circling Kentucky Lake provides viewing and access to the lakeshore where the swimming is great.
The trail is well-defined, 2—3 foot wide hardpacked dirt.
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It is an easy walk with minimal elevation change that takes one hour. It follows the lakeshore through large Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine trees. At the south end of the lake, a spur trail le 20m to another small quiet pond. The other trails in the park serve only to link the various camping loops.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted s and keep to deated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Operator in some parks or you can bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary.
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You may pre-pay for firewood with your campsite self registration. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Please ensure that all barbeques or campstoves are used on the ground and not set on picnic tables. There are water taps located throughout the campgrounds and one hand-pump at the group campsite. The group site is located on the north end of Alleyne Lake accessed via a narrow 2. The group site requires a minimum booking of ten parties. There are picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets, potable water and the site is located lakeside for good fishing and boating opportunities.
There is no fee for children under 6! This park offers 58 vehicle accessible campsites including five double, eight pull-through and one group campsite.
The group campsite is located at the north end of Alleyne Lake. The campground is quite spread out and divided between Kentucky Lakesitesthe West Pondsites and Alleyne Lake with sites The sites along Kentucky Lake are spacious and open allowing for lots of sunshine and fantastic views of the lake.
Most of the sites are right on the lake. The sites are gravel and have a picnic table on a cement pad and a fire ring. The sites above the West Pond are also open and situated on a narrow terrace overlooking the water. These sites are pull-through and there is a small turn-around area past the sites to make entering and leaving easier. There is a combination of sites on Alleyne Lake. The access road winds down a terrace accessing multiple of levels of sites.
Some are right on the lake while others overlook it. Most of the sites are open, separated by natural grasses, with great views and lots of sunshine. One small loop of four sites is located amidst the Douglas fir forest. Campsites on the West Pond and Alleyne Lake are open year-round. Services are available mid-May to October, annually. The gate to Kentucky Lake is closed annually after the Canadian Thanksgiving.
All sites are first-come, first-served and, campsite reservations are not accepted. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served campsites are also available. During the camping season, overnight visitors can still pay at the campground with a self-registration system — cash only accepted.
Deposit cash in the envelope change will be provided when attendant arrives if you do not have correct amountfill out the information and place in the vault provided at the information kiosk. Please detach the receipt portion and attach to the campsite post.
You may also pre-pay firewood with your campsite self-registration. There are no phones in the park and the closest store is at the Elkhart Lodge on the Coquihalla Connector or in Merritt, 38 km north of the park. Reservations Find a Park. In This Park. During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin. About This Park Wide open spaces, great fishing, wildlife, old west history and a quieter camping spot can all be yours in less than a 90 minute drive from the central Okanagan.
This is also an excellent spot for small mammals and large bird species. Whether you are walking, cycling, roller-blading, skateboarding or driving, please be careful. Always yield to the slowest mode of travel; e. Obey all traffic regulations and rules of the road.
The edges around the lakes and ponds may be muddy and difficult to traverse. At Alleyne Lake especially, the deep mud makes swimming impractical and boat launching difficult. Children and even adults could become stuck in the mud. Hibachis and campstoves Hibachis and campstoves can burn the picnic tables.
Keep valuables hidden and locked up Valuables, when left unattended or at night, should be stored out of sight and locked up at all times. Motorcycles and bicycles Motorcycles and bicycles are permitted on park ro only. Parking Parking is prohibited on the side of the road. Pets Pets must be on leash no longer than 2 metres at all times while in the park.
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Consumption of alcohol Consumption of alcohol is prohibited outside of your campsite. Boat restriction Boats are restricted to 7.
Western toad breeding annually in July — early August The western toad Anaxyrus boreasa species listed as Special Concern in Canada and on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Actreside in the park.