Inkaneep Provincial Park is nestled in tall riverside cottonwoods in a residential area. This park offers wonderful bird watching opportunities.
The park is conveniently located just outside of the town of Oliver.
Although this small park offers few recreation opportunities, access to nearby hiking and biking trails, climbing opportunities and golfing make this an affordable and desirable location from which to explore the South Okanagan. Bike the backroads to nearby wineries or ride the International Hike and Bike Trail which runs along the far side of the river.
The campground is best suited for tenters and small RVs; most sites will not accommodate large RVs and 5th wheel trailers. This park often has sites available, even during peak periods.
This park offers 7 small vehicle-accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. The sites are enclosed by thickets of rose bushes that provide excellent privacy. The sites are not appropriate for 5th wheel trailers and other large RVs. There is a self-registration vault where campers can deposit their camping fee. Oliver is only 6 km from the park.
This park has 2 pit toilets; no flush toilets.
A hand pump is available in the park.
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act ). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Short trails lead from the campground to a short section of the dike on the Okanagan River. It is a scenic walk along the river amidst old growth cottonwood trees with plenty of opportunities for bird watching. For further hiking, visitors must leave the park and drive to the other side of the river where the dike runs all the way to Osoyoos.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. For information about freshwater fishing, including regulations, restrictions and limits, please check the BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.
There is no viewing platform but Inkaneep is a wonderful spot for bird watching with its healthy riparian vegetation.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Inkaneep Provincial Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.
This park is located 6 km north of Oliver on Hwy 97. The closest communities, towns and cities are Okanagan Falls and Oliver.
This park proudly operated by:
Quality Recreation Ltd.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.