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Old 05-13-2015, 06:15 AM   #1
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Bear Creek - Okanagan Valley

Need a little info. The wife and I are thinking of heading to Bear Creek this summer for a week of riding. It will be the first time riding the Okanagan Valley for us.

What I want to know is if there is camping available? We would be pulling a 34' trailer, we are set up for dry camping, and would be bringing 3 bikes. I've read the infor on the Okanagan Trail Rides site, but what I am unsure about is availability of campsites. Are there sites usually available at Bearcreek? I can't find any reservation info so I assume it's on a first come basis?

If there are no sites available, are there any alternates where it's likely we can grab a camp site?

Thanks in advance for the info!
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:12 AM   #2
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you have to reserve. online.
a quick google search will bring up the B C reservation system.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:40 AM   #3
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The west side road has alot of camp sites on the lake, if you do not need to be close to Kelowna try Fintry its nice and lots of bush access. Make sure you come in from the north end as the RDs very windy and narrow.
If you want to head up where the good riding starts try above Peachland up into the headwaers area, lots of lakes. Silver lake is a great place or try Pennask LK. ETC, lots of forestry camp sites (Try google earthing the area)
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:51 PM   #4
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Bear Creek Campground!

Just across the road from the good dirt riding on Westside Rd.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:12 PM   #5
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Bear Creek campsite is very popular in the summer. It will book up fast (if it isn't already full). There are a number of non-reservable sites that are first come/first served. They also have some overflow parking which (I've heard) can be used in a pinch. The OHV area is about 5-10 minute ride from the campsite. Great mix of trails, both single track and gravel roads. Make sure you get a trail pass! We were stopped three times on a Saturday by volunteers checking tags. Super friendly, but thorough...

You're going to love it there. Have fun.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:09 PM   #6
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Access a lot of forestry roads from Bear Creek FSR, across the road from Bear Creek campground. Also further up Westside Rd access from Whiteman Creek Rd.

If you have a GPS, get the Backroads Mapbooks GPS maps for BC. If you don't have a GPS, get the paper Backroads Mapbooks for the area. Available in stores or online here. Shows most of the Forestry roads, campgrounds and just about everything else you will need to know.

By the way, Westside Rd is a great motorcycle road . . . particularly during the week when all the squids aren't there.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:04 PM   #7
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Are there sites usually available at Bearcreek? I can't find any reservation info so I assume it's on a first come basis?
Park website:

Reservation site:

Send a PM when you're in the area, or post up a note here. I'm sure some of us would join you for a day's ride.

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I haven't been there but I've got this on my schedule.

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