Thinking of splashing around Osoyoos Lake on your next vacation? As Canada’s warmest freshwater lake you will be in good company. It’s a popular vacation spot with many visitors returning year after year.
Quick Facts about Osoyoos Lake:
Osoyoos Lake is 43 km (26 miles) long and has some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the Okanagan Valley.
Its deepest point is 64 metres (208 feet) with the average mid-lake depth across the lake is approximately 14 metres.
It’s an international waterway, straddling the 49th parallel. Located on the lakeshore are the towns of Osoyoos and Oliver, BC as well as Oroville, WA.
Summer water temperature averages 24C/70F.
- Gyro Park Public Beach – 15 Park Place Osoyoos
- Cottonwood Park Public Beach – Cottonwood Drive, Osoyoos
- Haynes Point Park Public Beach – 32nd Avenue, Osoyoos
- Legion/Safari Beach – 6406 89th Street, Osoyoos
- The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake Private Beach – 500′ feet of sandy swim beach on the quiet north end of the lake. Beach volleyball, tetherball, beach playground, roped off swim area, shallow entry. The Beach House Osoyoos is situated right on the private beach of this gated resort.
Boat Launch and Trailer Storage
The Osoyoos public boat launch is located at 8215 Spartan Drive. The public trailer storage lot is located at 6901 Main Street. This is a metered lot at $5/day or $30/week (as of September 2018). More information: Boat trailer parking
Onsite boat slip rentals are available for stays at The Beach House Osoyoos.
Kayaking, SUP, canoeing, water skiing, parasailing, swimming. When the water is this warm you will want to jump right in! Need to rent equipment or watercraft? Check out local operators: Wakepilot, Osoyoos Marina Boat Rentals. or Above the Board Watersports. If you are staying at The Beach House Osoyoos there are 3 kayaks free for your use along with many beach toys.
The kinds of fish you will find in Osoyoos Lake are: Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Carp, coarse or non-game fish, Goldfish, Kokanee Salmon, Lake Whitefish, Largemouth Bass, Largescale Sucker, Mountain Whitefish, Northern Pikeminnow (formerly N. Squawfish), Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Sockeye Salmon, Steelhead and Yellow Perch.
Fishing regulations/licences (for anyone 16 years or older) can be obtained from Osoyoos Shell Station or online at the British Columbia Ministry of Environment website. Here is a link to some great tips for fishing on Osoyoos Lake.
For the ultimate in Osoyoos Vacation Rentals, book your next stay at the Beach House Osoyoos, where the beach is your backyard. Our new 3-bedroom cottage puts your group right at the edge of Osoyoos Lake on the private 500′ sandy swim beach of The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake Resort.