Osoyoos BC Kettle River Provincial Park is a popular campground, day use park and adventure park located near the community of Rock Creek, BC which is located east of the community of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada.
The 179 hectare park preserves the mining history of the region and protects the eco system surrounding the river including the old growth cottonwood trees and ponderosa pine bunchgrass.
The combination of the Kettle River and the historic Kettle Valley Railway Trail make this park a very popular destination for many. The Kettle River attracts many to the park in the summer for a day of swimming, fishing, tubing and kayaking. The remnants of some of the old mines located in the park attracts the curious.
The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is one of British Columbia's more popular destinations for hikers, backpackers and mountain bikers in the summer months and cross country skiers and snowmobiles in the winter months. There is an old bridge in the park that connects to the trail. The Kettle Valley Railway Trail is also part of the Trans Canada Trail which will extend all the way across Canada becoming one of the worlds longest adventure trails.
The day use area in the park provides some of the best seats in the park located on the shores of the Kettle River. From the parking lot a short path leads visitors to the river and to a series of picnic tables. Nearby is a fresh water tap, pit toilets and a short trail that follows the river. The small gravel parking lot to the day use area is not RV friendly.
A short drive from the day use area is a large provincial campground for tenters and RVs. The campground is on the river and includes fresh water taps, flush and pit toilets. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and fire pit.
Kettle River Provincial Park, Rock Creek, BC, Okanagan Valley