Safety at the Cook Road boat launch

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Due to natural water and sand movement, Cook Road Boat Launch is experiencing an accumulation of sand impacting boat access to Okanagan Lake.

The boat launch remains open, but boaters may experience longer wait times during the long weekend due to the volume of users expected.

A portion of the dock on the south side will be closed.

Boaters should use caution when entering and exiting the boat launch area – move slowly and watch for markings indicating the shallow, sandy area.

Sediment from Mission Creek is moving north and typical wind and wave patterns have collected a higher than normal volume of sand. Dredging of the area is required and approvals by regulatory agencies are expected in the fall.

There are a number of other boat launches that the public may consider using including:

·         Water Street – 1354 Water Street
·         Queensway – 238 Queensway
·         Sutherland – 700 Ellis Street
·         Cedar Creek  Park – 5200 Lakeshore Road (non-motorized watercraft)


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