We went camping in Osoyoos this weekend at a provincial park campground called Haynes Point. In one word, it was a jewel. I've been meaning to go to this campground for awhile now. Everytime I would pass through Osoyoos on my way to the interior, Haynes Point would stare enticingly at me when I crossed the bridge. It sits on a finger of land that juts out into the middle of Lake Osoyoos, touted to be the warmest lake in Canada. Well, it wasn't particularly warm at the end of May! But that didn't matter.
Most of the 40 campsites are situated lakefront. We were a group of 9 adults and 6 kids and we had 3 campsites, all were lakefront. Perfect! It was a very relaxing weekend of doing nothing. Also perfect!
We had such a good time, I'm thinking of trying to book it again in September. But by far the biggest problem with Haynes Point is trying to book a campsite. That's why we went at the end of May. From end of June through the beginning of September, you have to book right when the campsites come available (exactly 3 months in advance) or you won't get a spot there.
Going in May was nice, but if you stay longer than a few nights, be warned that you may have to brave the chilly lake, as there are no showers on the campground. We're hoping that the water is a little warmer in September!
Below is a mosaic of photos from the trip. They are a combination of our photos and the Edzel's photos (thanks, Ed and Liezel!). But before I go, I wanted to give a shout out to Doug's Homestead - located on Highway 3 just on the west side of Hedley. The Edzel's got a recommendation to go there and they recommended it to us. They have AWESOME jerky, pepperoni and I'm sure all their meat products are just as delicious. We'll have to think of a reason to travel Highway 3 JUST so we can go to Doug's Homestead!