Three tiny picnic areas, Kickininee, Soorimpt and Pyramid, are tucked between Highway 97 and Okanagan Lake just north of Penticton. They provide a great spot for a picnic, swimming or just relaxing and taking a break from highway driving.
The boat launch at Soorimpt provides easy access to the boating and fishing opportunities that await on Okanagan Lake.
Accessibility information is available for Kickininee Park, as well as these areas within the park:
These three sites have similar picnic areas:
Each site has a small flush toilet building operational in the summer and a pit toilet for use in the off-season.
A cold water tap is located at each site beside the flush toilet building. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
There is a boat launch only at Soorimpt day-use/picnic area.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. Swimming areas are designated with buoys.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not permitted 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.
Located 8 to 10 km north of Penticton off Hwy 97. Kickininee is the southernmost, followed by Soorimpt and then Pyramid, which is closer to Summerland. Access to these little parks is off busy Highway 97.
Kickininee can only be entered by northbound traffic, there is no left turn lane for southbound traffic. Visitors must drive through the park and exit to the north.
Soorimpt can be accessed by either northbound or southbound traffic because of the turning lanes incorporated into the highway. Traffic can turn around in the boat launch area or proceed through the picnic area to a large paved turn around and go back through the parking area to the park entrance.
Pyramid can also be accessed by both north and southbound traffic. Once in the park, traffic direction is one-way through the parking area and around a loop back to the park entrance.
This park proudly operated by:
Kaloya Contracting Ltd.
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