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Haynes Provincial Park opens for camping again this April

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February 18, 2015 - 12:58 PM

OSOYOOS - Following the discovery of a burial ground, HaYnes Point Provincial Park has officially been designated an archaelogical site and will be managed by the Okanagan Indian Band, along with Okanagan Falls provincial park, according to a media release from the province.

Haynes Point opened to pedestrian traffic following completion of the archaelogical assessment Nov. 2, 2014. Both are closed to campers, however parties are working toward reopening the parks for the camping season starting April 1, 2015. Park visitors can expect the same recreational opportunities as before.

The province and band agreed to officially rename the two parks and McIntyre bluff, another important band archaeogical and cultural heritage site, to their traditional nsyilxcen (Okanagan) place names.

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