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“Average provincial park” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kekuli Bay Provincial Park

Kekuli Bay Provincial Park
Ranked #8 of 47 things to do in Vernon
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Victoria, Canada
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105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Average provincial park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

It is a good place to launch a boat from, but frankly it is not much of a provincial park to look at. The lake looks nice and I did not have a chance to go on it, however it looks like the locals enjoy it.
The campsite is in an open field and needs some trees.

Visited June 2014
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Calgary,Ab Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Love the view of Kalamaka Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Clean and good RV lots sizes. friendly staff. they now have 4 power sites but in the bottom of parking lot

Visited April 2014
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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

My wife and I have stayed here many times over the past few years. Below the hillside campground, there is a large parking lot with a boat launch into the incredible Kalamalka Lake, but we're not boaters, just RVers.

The campground's location lends to it's growing popularity, as it is just a short drive from Vernon or Kelowna. It is located below the four lane highway 97, and of note,we have stayed in the upper loop and did not find road noise to be a factor.

Our one beef with this provincial campground is, unfortunately, the administration. Too many times we have been disappointed here. There is a camp host at the entrance. They provide wood at $7/bundle. They do not deliver!! Lady host was a bit rude when I expressed surprise at this and mentioned other local campgrounds delivered(Bear Creek, Haynes Point). If you are in a motorhome without a secondary vehicle this could be a deal breaker...especially if you are in the upper loop and they are "off duty" when you arrive. There was a pull wagon, but was definitely easier to just carry it up the walking path.

The current "caretaker" couple (not the hosts) are inadequate. We have arrived at different times in May and September to find the top two upper loops to be closed off. These may have been the 'low demand' times of the season but to be forced to pick a less desirable campsite on the lower loop, when both upper loops are closed, is to say the least, extremely disappointing. And come on! The power hook up sites (4 of them I think) in the parking lot don't count!!!! The excuse we were given was maintenance related...not good enough! Personally, Paying $23-30/ night, we want access to all sites!

A definite plus is the hiking trails within this provincial park. There is a moderate loop between the campground and highway with many spectacular views of Kalamalka Lake.

Visited May 2014
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Vernon
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71 reviews
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“Very nice if you have a boat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have stayed at Kekuli bay many times because you can actually get into the park as opposed to Ellison or Bear Creek. It has a very good play ground and the beach is ok. It is rocky and not very deep but definitely swimmable. The other bad point is there is no shade because the trees were all planted when the park was created. It has the best boat launch in Vernon on the most beautiful lake in BC.

Visited July 2013
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