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Old 04-11-2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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Sorrento ... That's a fair distance from Revelstoke ....still a good distance west of Salmon Arm ( almost halfway to Kamloops )...... quite a side trip from Revelstoke ...... Or maybe there is another Sorrento we don't know about ........ Yup the hot springs are great or old bones !
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:56 AM   #12
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Sorrento ... That's a fair distance from Revelstoke ....still a good distance west of Salmon Arm ( almost halfway to Kamloops )...... quite a side trip from Revelstoke ...... Or maybe there is another Sorrento we don't know about ........ Yup the hot springs are great or old bones !
A side trip to Sorrento would add about 90 km to the trip to Revelstoke if you took Hwy 97B to Salmon Arm rather than staying on 97A to Sicamous. Sorento is about 35 km N.W. of Salmon Arm.

There is a nice provincial camp site in the area called Herald on the north side of Shuswap Lake. Turn off Hwy 1 near Tappen between Sorrento and Salmon Arm. I found the older part of the camp site nicer than the newer section as it is more heavily forested and shaded in hot weather (solar would do better in the newer section, less trees).
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Thanks John for your confirmation of my own observations and the campground tip. My reason for this jog would be to have my guitar's luthier check it over some two years after he crafted it. Are you, or anyone else, aware of the relative merit of two RV parks in or near Sorrento - Blind Bay Resort or Shuswap Lake Resort?
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I don’t know anything about the two resorts you listed. Shuswap Resort in Sorrento looks like it is very close to the highway and could hear road noise. Have driven through Blind Bay area and Blind Bay Resort would be quiet from road noise. There are a couple of other sites a few blocks away, Sunset Bay Resort and Eagleview Resort on the lake. Other places that look promising are Sunny Shore Resort on White Lake just east of Blind Bay area and Woodhaven Campground. Weekends could be busy in early June but mid-week should not be too bad until schools get out later in June.

Further afield is Shuswap Lake Provincial campground on the lake at Scotch Creek on the north shore, roughly across from Sorrento. This would be about another 28 km (17 miles) one way out of your way again. It is a very popular campground and quite large, with camp sites well-spaced apart. On the way there is Roderick Haig-Brown Park which is an interpretive park featuring the Adams River Sockeye Salmon fish run, one of the largest in North America.

Didn’t someone once say “Too many places, too little time”!
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