Inkaneep Provincial Park
Volunteer Host OpportunityInkaneep Provincial Park offers volunteer host opportunities. Click here for more information.
- The South Okanagan/Penticton Region Health Department has issued a year-round “boil water” advisory.
About This ParkInkaneep Provincial Park is nestled in tall riverside cottonwoods in a residential area. This park offers wonderful bird watching opportunities.
Park users should use caution when hiking around this park; poison ivy is abundant in this area. The park is conveniently located just outside of the town of Oliver.
Although this small park offers few recreation opportunities, access to nearby hiking and biking trails, climbing opportunities and golfing make this an affordable and desirable location from which to explore the South Okanagan. Bike the backroads to nearby wineries or ride the International Hike and Bike Trail which runs along the far side of the river.
The campground is best suited for tenters and small RVs; most sites will not accommodate large RVs and 5th wheel trailers. This park often has sites available, even during peak periods.
Established Date: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 16 hectares
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|June 30 – September 5 (gates locked during off-season)|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||June 30 –September 5|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||7|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: The park was established 16 March, 1956.
- Conservation: This small park plays a very significant conservation role in protecting the red listed antelope brush, old growth cottonwood and Red three-awn grass.
- Wildlife: Bird watching is good in the park and the thickets are well known for the black-headed grosbeak, Northern oriole and warbling vireo. The red listed Yellow breasted chat is also found in the park as well as the blue listed Lewis’ woodpecker.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 306KB] for Inkaneep Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. For information about freshwater fishing, including regulations, restrictions and limits, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/
Short trails lead from the campground to a short section of the dike on the Okanagan River. It is a scenic walk along the river amidst old growth cottonwood trees with plenty of opportunities for bird watching. For further hiking, visitors must leave the park and drive to the other side of the river where the dike runs all the way to Osoyoos.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You 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 is no viewing platform but Inkaneep is a wonderful spot for bird watching with its healthy riparian vegetation.
Facilities Available at this Park
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park 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. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
A hand pump is available in the park.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park has 2 pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers 7 small vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. The park is open with services offered from June 30 until Labour Day. The sites are enclosed by thickets of rose bushes that provide excellent privacy. The sites are not appropriate for 5th wheel trailers and other large RVs. There is a self-registration vault where campers can deposit their camping fee if staff is not present. The nearest store is the gas station on Hwy 97 just north of the turnoff to the park. Oliver is only 6 km from the park.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $18.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.