Boasting 76 sites and access to nearby sandy beaches, it’s unsurprising that Cabana Beach Campground is one of the most popular summer Osoyoos camping spots. The main operating season here runs from May 15 – September 15 each year, and bookings should be submitted by email. Repeat customers can start submitting requests from the start of the season, but newbies will have to wait until June 1st to get in.
Believe it or not, this campground has been operating since the 1960s. So, it offers plenty of old-timey charm that keeps visitors coming back. But don’t let its age deceive you– the modern amenities here are amazing! Facilities include a laundry room, washrooms, hot showers, a playground, cabanas, cabins, and dedicated RV parking. Most RV sites have 15 or 30-amp sewer outlets, and cabanas have cold water taps and fridges included too. Unfortunately, the site isn’t pet-friendly, so you’ll need to leave any furry friends at home!
Before leaving, we recommend hiking down the signposted path on Lakeshore Drive. Not only is it a great way to get your steps in, but it provides unbeatable views of the lake and surrounding orchards in Osoyoos.
Gallagher Lake Camping & RV Resort
If you’re looking for a well-maintained resort that’s close to both Oliver and Osoyoos, then you can’t beat Gallagher Lake Camping & RV Resort. This large campground has 151 sites, making it one of the largest in the Osoyoos area. What’s more, it’s open year-round and just off Highway 97 for easy access – hurrah!
Amenities include power, showers, cabins and cottages, flush toilets, onsite water, a convenience store, a park host, Wi-Fi, beach access, a dumping station, and RV hookups. Should you need anything else, you’re only 10 minutes from the town of Oliver. You can also take advantage of your excellent location by paying the local hiking trails, orchards, fruit stands, and Oliver wineries a visit!
The Lakeside Resort
As you may have guessed from its name, The Lakeside Resort is a stunning waterfront campground that’s situated right on Tuc-el-Nuit Lake. Not only does this place boast a 500-foot private beach, but you’ll also be able to hire one of the campsite’s paddleboats to take out on the lake if you haven’t got the right gear.
Aside from Lakeside’s locational perks, you’ll also have 21 air-conditioned rustic cabins, 18 cabanas, and 54 shaded campsites to choose from. This allows everyone from glamping enthusiasts to wilderness explorers to find their perfect match. What’s more, as powerboats aren’t permitted anywhere nearby, this place is something of a quiet oasis in the Okanagan area.
Before we discuss the excellent activities on offer at this campsite, we thought we’d fill you in on the amenities provided. Suites come with a fridge, stove, microwave, dishes, cutlery, bathrooms, and linens. Your room will also be cleaned by a maid daily – lucky thing! If you’re staying at a cabana, you’ll have an outdoor kitchen with running water, a full-size fridge and freezer, and an enclosed bedroom area. For those in the camping area, expect 11 full hook-up sites, washrooms, sewer, and cable. Oh – and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the resort, so don’t worry about that.
If you’re here for more than a couple of days, we highly recommend visiting the many hiking and biking trails nearby. If you’re traveling with kiddos, be sure to visit Tickleberries Ice Cream for some of the finest scoops in town. As you’re in the Wine Capital of Canada, it would be rude to leave without visiting at least one Oliver winery!
Apple Beach RV Park
Another excellent campground near Osoyoos that’s on the Tuc-el-Nuit Lake is Apple Beach RV Park. Sure, you may not have access to the luxurious cabanas and suites of The Lakeside Resort, but there’s still plenty to love about this family-friendly RV haven.
Amenities at this park include 30-amp power, water and sewage, showers, flush toilets, coin laundry, Big Rig spots, free Wi-Fi, and pull-thrus. If you’re bringing your canoe or kayak, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a small boat dock available for you right on-site. For parents traveling with little ones, we recommend using the shallow area around the dock to access the beach.
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