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Okanagan Mountain Park


Cabins and huts

There is an old cabin at Divide Lake that was built before the park was established. They are not to BC Parks standards and are user maintained. Visitors planning on staying in these cabins should be self-sufficient and able to camp outside should the cabin be full.

Marine-accessible camping

Wilderness camping is allowed at Baker Lake and Divide Lake, where limited facilities like pit toilets and fire rings are provided. There are 7 marine boat-in campgrounds; Buchan Bay, Commando Bay, Goode’s Creek, Van Hyce Beach, Reluctant Dragon Cove, Halfway Bay and Halfway Point along the lake. Additional camping is allowed at the South parking lot where there are two tables, two fire rings, space for two tents (no tent pads) and a pit toilet.

Mooring of uninhabited vessels is not permitted at anytime within the park. Vessels that are found uninhabited, tied to a mooring buoy or tied on shore could be impounded and removed at the owners expense. For additional information on mooring and marine concerns, please contact the area supervisor directly for clarification if needed.

Backcountry Marine Camping Fee: $13.00 per party or vessel/night
Picnic areas

This park is popular amongst Kelowna residents for day-hikes and mountain biking.

Pit or flush toilets

This park only has pit toilets; no flush toilets.


While campfires are permitted and campfire rings are provided at some campsites, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using camp stoves instead. Firewood can be purchased when a park operator is available on the marine campsites, 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 during the operating season when fire restrictions are in place.


There are many hiking trails in this park. 

  • For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
  • There is little surface water available away from the lakes; carry plenty of drinking water, particularly in summer.
  • It is easy to become disoriented by the rugged terrain and deep canyons. 

Trailhead north parking lot

  • Boulder Loop Trail: 5km, 3hrs, easy. North Parking Lot to Boulder Trail to Dead Horse Creek to Golden Mile Road.
  • Old C.N. Trail: 3km, 2hrs, easy. North Parking Lot to Divide Lake Road
  • Divide Lake Trail North (restricted access road): 8km, 3.5hrs, easy. Rimrock Gate to Divide Lake
  • Boulder Trail: 3km, 2hrs, moderate. Old C.N. Trail to Dead Horse Creek
  • Dead Horse Creek to Gate: 1.5km, 1hr, easy.
  • Good’s Basin Trail: 6km, 1.5hrs, moderate. Dead Horse Creek to Pinnacles.
  • Dead Horse Creek to end of Canyon: 7.5km, 5hrs, easy.
  • Rim Trail via Wild Horse Canyon Trail: 1km, .75hrs, moderate.
  • End of Canyon to Commando Bay: 1.8km, 1hr, moderate.
  • End of Canyon to Buchan Bay: 1.5km, .75hrs, moderate.
  • End of Canyon to Good’s Creek: 3km, 2.5hrs, difficult.
  • Divide Lake to Baker Lake: 2km, 1.5hrs, difficult.
  • Baker Lake to Victor Lake: 1km, .75hrs, moderate.
  • Trailhead South Parking Lot Gemmill Lake: 2km, 1hr, easy.
  • Divide Lake via Mountain Goat Trail: 5km, 3hrs, difficult.
  • Viewpoint Trail: 500m, 30min, easy.
  • Parking lot to Divide Trail South Junction: 5km, 2hrs, moderate.
  • Divide Lake Trail South: 5km, 2hrs, moderate. Junction at Wildhorse Canyon to Divide Lake.
  • Frederick Creek: 6km, 2.5hrs, moderate.
  • Frederick Creek to Baker Lake: 4km, 3hrs, moderate.
  • Frederick Creek to Good’s Creek: 4km, 4hrs, moderate.
  • Good’s Creek Trail: 1km, .75hrs, moderate. Junction of Wildhorse Canyon Trail and Good’s Creek.

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. Swimming opportunities are plentiful along the undeveloped shoreline. There are many bays easily accessed by boat that make for a great place for snorkelling.


There are wonderful opportunities for canoeing or kayaking daytrips and multiple day trips along the shoreline of Okanagan Lake bordering Okanagan Mountain Park. Camping among the marine park campsites gives the illusion of being tucked away along the coastal saltwater bays, yet being inland. If possible, use a Canadian Hydrographic Chart 3052 for Okanagan Lake. This is available for a fee. Phone 250 765-3995 in Kelowna and 250 492-2628 in Penticton.


Norman, Baker and Divide lakes are all stocked with rainbow trout by the Summerland Trout Hatchery. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing

There are fantastic views from the Rim Trail, the Pinnacles and the viewpoint just west of the south parking lot. The rugged terrain and steep canyons in the park make viewing an option just about anywhere for sheep, goats, elk, and birds of prey.

Pets on leash

Pets/domestic animals are allowed in the campground but not in the day-use, picnic areas, beaches, or park buildings. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Owners 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.


There are cycling opportunities at this park. Obey the signs that allow mountain biking within Okanagan Mountain Provincial park.

For details on e-biking within Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, see the e-biking section.


Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are permitted on signed or designated trails within Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, provided they meet the definitions and criteria for e-bike use as outlined in the BC Parks cycling guidelines.


There are opportunities for waterskiing and wakeboarding on Okanagan Lake.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is permitted at this park. Please use the designated trails because the park is rugged and even experienced riders can be challenged. Most areas in the park are inaccessible even by horseback, so please travel with caution.


Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for regulations.