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Flooding impacts camping opportunities at some southern Interior provincial parks

Several provincial parks in the southern Interior have been affected by flooding issues.
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May 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Flooding issues are derailing camping plans in five Thompson-Okanagan provincial parks, but the rest are ready for business as the May long weekend approaches.

The B.C. Parks website lists, as of May 16, five provincial parks compromised or closed due to flooding issues.

Haynes Point (S?i?s) Provincial Park near Osoyoos is closed due to the high water levels in Osoyoos Lake.

Kettle River Provincial Park near Rock Creek is open on a first-come, first-served basis with limited camping opportunities due to the high water. If you are familiar with the campground, sites 21 to 53 are currently closed.

Conkle Lake Provincial Park west of Rock Creek is inaccessible from Highway 3 at this time due to a washout on the access road to the park.

Darke Lake Provincial Park, located northwest of Summerland, is inaccessible due to a flooded access road.

The road to Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park north of Kamloops is closed due to the high snowpack.

Customers with camping reservations in a park affected by closure will be contacted directly by the Discover Camping Reservation Service. For further information about camping reservations, contact the Discover Camping Call Centre at 1-800-689-9025.

B.C. Parks is advising provincial park users in the Thompson-Okanagan region to use caution this long weekend, due to increased risk of flooding and debris flow over the freshet period.

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