If you are a first-time visitor, you probably have many questions. This list covers most of the details.
Have a question that is not listed here? Please don't hesitate to ask us.
What is the "camping season?"
This year the camp will be open June 1st to September 15th. The camp opens each year on a different date depending on when all the snow is gone!
What kind of weather can I expect at Agur Lake Camp?
Typically, the weather is about 3 - 5 degrees cooler in July and August at the camp than in the Okanagan Valley. In the spring and in September you can expect the early mornings and evenings to be a little chilly. You should bring suitable clothing and extra bedding.
Why do we have to bring our own bedding?
Agur Lake Camp does not have a laundry facility. You supply linens such as sheets, blankets and sleeping bags, towels and kitchen linens. Don't forget your favourite pillow!
Do the Cabins have ceiling lifts?
Cabin #1, #2 & #3 now have ceiling tracks in one bedroom. Cabin #2 has ceiling tracks in one bedroom and the bathroom. There are portable lifts available along with commode chairs. We do not provide slings. You must bring your own.
What is the weight capacity of the ceiling lift?
The ceiling weight can hold up to 440 pounds.
What is the cleaning & damage policy?
Cleaning supplies are provided. Please return your cabin to the clean condition in which you found it at the time of check in. In the event your cabin is not returned to the same condition found at check in, your credit card may be charged at $100 for housekeeping to clean it.
What is your power source?
Electrical services are noted in the Welcome Campers Letter. 24/7 electricity is available. The cabins also have battery powered lights for nighttime use.
Will my food remain safe if the generator is not on all night?
As long as the fridge door stays closed to keep the cold air in, your food will stay cool over night.
Are there candles and candle holders for the cabins?
Sorry, there are no candles permitted anywhere at the camp due to forest fire hazard, however there are touch lights in the cabin. Above the kitchen table is a permanent battery operated lantern. Please bring a flashlight.
Do campers have access to a boat?
There is no boat provided, however you can bring a canoe, kayak or a small boat with a small electric motor.
Are there organized programs at the camp?
Can I swim in the lake?
Swimming is not recommended in Agur Lake as there is no sandy beach area, or gradual shoreline... lake is very weedy, great for fish, not so for people.
Are your trails paved?
80% of the trails are paved and the remaining trails are a hard-packed surface. Most wheelchairs and power chairs can navigate without too much difficulty. We have a fully accessible wood structure boardwalk that meanders through the marsh. If you cannot bring your power wheelchair, there is one at the camp that you can reserve.
How far to nearest store?
Grocery stores, drug stores and other amenities are located in Summerland 20 kms or about 25 minutes.
How far to nearest hospital?
Penticton Regional Hospital, 36 kms, or about 1 hour.
Is someone in the camp 24/7 when guests are in camp?
Yes, we have Campground Caretakers, a couple that live in an RV beside the cabins during our camping season. They are equipped with a phone for emergencies.
Is there Wi-Fi and cell service for our personal use?
Service at the camp is spotty but there is limited cell service at one location in the camp.
What is the smoking policy? (This restriction applies to the smoking/vaping of tobacco & cannabis)
Smoking of any of the above is allowed in designated smoking areas only.
Because we are a family-oriented campground, all policies will be actively enforced for the enjoyment and safety of all our guests.
This applies to those guests using cannabis for medicinal purposes as well. The purpose of this policy is to increase safety and enjoyment of the visiting public by minimizing their exposure to second-hand smoke, reducing the risk of wildfires, and protecting wildlife and the environment from the hazardous effects of discarded cigarette butts and other litter associated with smoking.
Are Pets allowed?
Only Registered Service Dogs are allowed in the camp. Registration certificate must be provided when registering. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times and owners must clean up after their dogs. No other pets allowed.
What kind of wildlife will I see at the camp?
You will see many hummingbirds! You might see some deer, maybe a mother moose and calf, for sure lots of birds, we have seen owls, ducks geese, turtles, beavers and many small birds. In addition as the camp is out in the wilderness there may be bugs! Please bring bug spray that will repel mosquitos, ticks and various other types of pests.
What is there to do?
Fish from our wheelchair accessible fishing dock. The lake is stocked every spring with rainbow trout! We have fishing rods and lifejackets you can use. Please bring your own bait.
Families can enjoy the swings, sandbox, merry go round, the badminton net or shoot a game of hoops. Equipment is available at the pavilion.
Enjoy a BBQ meal in our covered pavilion, have a wiener roast in our communal firepit, enjoy the marsh and bird watch! Enjoy family time without the distraction of TV or computers! You are encouraged to bring books and games or nature projects to camp. There are skewers available at the camp for cooking on the fire.
Rest relax and rejuvenate at any of the great view benches and stops on the trails including the Observation Deck by the dock.
Do I need a fishing licence?
In British Columbia all anglers 15 and under do not require a licence. Anglers 16 years and older are required to possess a valid freshwater fishing licence. Licences can be purchased online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/fishing/recreational-freshwater-fishing-licence. 100% of revenue from freshwater fishing licences, is directed to the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC to invest in services aimed at improving freshwater fisheries in BC.