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Old 07-04-2014, 04:26 PM   #11
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We attended the Escape Rally at Nk'Mip 2011, 2012 and 2013 but not this year. Instead we spent days at Okanagan Lake Provincial Park and Haynes Point Provincial Park which we prefer. https://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_...7644689565940/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_...7645102704124/
What we like about these:
1. much quieter and closer to nature and more spacious
2. lake front and lake view campsites available
3. clean and well managed
4. reservable online
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:31 PM   #12
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Our favorite camp ground is Okanagan Lake Provincial Park (North) for the very reasons you've stated. Arguably the hardest camp site we've ever tried to book however. This year, using the booking system Provincial Parks now employ, it took 4 computers and 3 tries (days) to book 2 sites for 2 weeks.
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:09 PM   #13
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We totally appreciate all these ideas. Being inexperienced to towing we figured Nk'Mip could work for us (we know the road to Osoyoos, can probably back into an Nk'Mip site without to much drama). However, this morning we booked a 3-hour training session at Valley Driving ($90 per hour). So we feel more confident about choosing where to go for our "maiden voyage" and are researching other campgrounds. We want water and electricity for our first trip while we sort out all the trailer's technology and will probably wait till next year before we venture into provincial campgrounds.
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:21 PM   #14
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That narrows things down some ( elec. and water ).
Take a look at Moonshadow in Merritt. Moon Shadows RV Park and Campground - Merritt BC, Canada
We enjoyed a stay there two or three years ago. Water, septic and electric sites near the Coldwater River. Not jammed with motorhomes when we were there.
A few minutes drive to downtown for groceries, a latte and beer.
It appeared to have become run down after owner had a heart attack, but last I heard it was back in shape.
There are drive through sites, and, if you want to try boon docking, you could just move further back, away from the "crowds" ( and closer to the river ).
Couple hours on the road and you can be at the Grist Mill in Keremeos. Best check availability. There is a foodie event taking place there sometime soon and they only have limited sites.

Clayburn RV Park is also in Merritt, if you like the sounds of a lumber mill running 24/7. It has a free sani-dump and there is another free dump at Canadian Tire.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:17 PM   #15
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Some Moonshadow pix. We first stayed there in 2007. How time flies.
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Wherever you choose to stay. Make sure you have a pressure reduction valve for your fresh water hose. Moonshadow water pressure was quite high.
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baglo, is live bait legal?
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Is that bait? I thought that is what he caught!
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Is is what I caught.
I'm a fly fisherman. I'm Not a bait fisher!
Fly was larger than the fish.
Catch and release, I say.
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:27 PM   #20
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I'm here at Moon Shadows now. Shower house etc is very clean. Sites are a bit in even but we got a level site. $35.00 for full service!
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