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Kettle River Recreation Area

| 5 km north of Rock Creek on Hwy 33, Rock Creek, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-584-9025
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Fantastic campsite

We stayed here for 3 nights and should have extended that. Great place, floating down the river is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jason M
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Vancouver, Canada
Great place!

Really enjoyed! The site was clean and the reserved sites were pleasantly private. Despite lots of... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
ExhaustedTvlr
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Vancouver, Canada
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***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** Kettle River Recreation Area and Campground will be fully operational and open as usual on May 6th. The Campground and Day-Use Area was minimally affected by the Rock Creek Fire. Facilities: 113 campsites, 1 large group site, public beach and day-use area, playground, shower, flush toilets, sani-station. Location: 5 km north of Rock Creek on Highway 33. Kettle River Recreation Area is one of the largest and most popular destination family campgrounds in the Okanagan - Boundary Region. Located minutes from amenities in Rock Creek, it is only 45 minutes from Osoyoos and 90 minutes from Kelowna. Campers will want to bring their bikes and floaties! This park offers fantastic biking/hiking opportunities and access to the historic Trans Canada Trail network. A bike pump track was recently added and is a hit with kids of all ages. In the summer months, campers walk their tubes and floaties to the Kettle River that flows alongside the campground, while others enjoy basking on the sandy beaches and swimming in the river. The iconic Kettle River Trestle at the day-use serves as a beautiful backdrop for park users and is a great photo opportunity! Reservations are strongly recommended during peak season, however last-minute campers may be able to find a spot in July and August. Spring and Fall campers enjoy large, sun-filled sites in a peaceful, pristine setting. Firewood and ice are available for sale at the Host Site. Open from the first weekend in May through the last weekend in September.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| 5 km north of Rock Creek on Hwy 33, Rock Creek, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and should have extended that. Great place, floating down the river is wonderful and there is a playground if the kids get bored of playing on the banks. Very clean shower blocks, phone signal comes and goes. I would...More

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed! The site was clean and the reserved sites were pleasantly private. Despite lots of kids and full campsite, it was super quiet in the evenings which was lovely. Great spot for kids (large playground and bmx track). Floating down the river was amazing....More

2  Thank ExhaustedTvlr
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful setting and well cared for recreational activities. This provincial campground has everything and more. Each site is unique, many sites that are RV friendly meaning easy to get into ;) They have a “pump track” for your littles as well as a playground. There...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Here you and your family or friends can pitch up camp tents etc and go hiking through some nice trails exploring what nature had intended for you to see. You can go swimming or tubing in the river too fun filled days . Or just...More

Thank Marie J
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our family loves visiting Kettle River every summer. We park and unload our floaties and tubes, short 10 min walk, float down the river for 30 min or so. Very clean and clear water. Places for kids to jump in the water from. Very clean...More

3  Thank Gretz
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful campground; TransCanada Trail close by; showers and bathroom; treed sites. Walking distance to the river. Fire pits; camp host on site. nice and clean.

Thank tourismrocks
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

You can swim, hike, or simply enjoy nature by relaxing. There's a bit of history with the old railway bridge and mine shafts in the hillsides. Do a bit of bird watching, and perhaps even see deer wandering about in the green surroundings.

Thank Merlin797
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

First time we stayed here. Loved floating down the river. Great access to the Trans Canada Trail. Great to see this campsite survived the fire of 2015

Thank mczolson
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

First time at this camping, but met people who are coming here for 20 years. Last year fire destroyed 10% of the forest, but hardly noticeable. They have hot showers, little hills made for kids bycicle track, river water warm and clean, beautiful color, sites...More

Thank stevepencz
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Nice campground, the reserved area adds some privacy but can still see the neighbors. Non reserved section is more like a parking lot, would not stay there. Lots of facilities, showers, flush toilets, water, ect. The best park of the campground is the river. River,...More

2  Thank Devon G
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Response from ExhaustedTvlr |
I saw no where to rent so highly recommend you bring your own. Nice short float from the top of the campground to the bottom where the old railway bridge is. About 15 min float. Excellent for all ages and easy walk back... More
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