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?"
Mid May to September 15th, weather permitting. Because the camp is higher up in the mountains, more snow can fall and doesn't melt as quickly as in the valley below. 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?
As we are a wilderness campground, Agur Lake Camp does not have a laundry facility. You supply bedding such as sheets, blankets and sleeping bags, towels and kitchen linens. Don't forget your favourite pillow! Each cabin has it own cleaning supplies.
Do the Cabins have ceiling lifts?
Cabin #1, #2 & #3 now have ceiling lifts in one bedroom. Cabin #2 has ceiling lifts 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 will be charged at $100 for housekeeping to clean it. A $100 fee can be paid when making your reservation to cover cleaning costs if you do not want to clean your cabin upon check out.
What is your power source?
Electrical services are noted in the Welcome Campers Letter when you arrive. 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 for playing games etc after the generator is turned off. The Onsite Supervisor has extra batteries. Campers must bring their own 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 were paved in 2016 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, the Site Supervisors are more than happy to deliver you to a location then pick you up!
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 an On-Site Supervisors, a couple that live in a 5th wheel beside the cabins during our camping season. They are equipped with a cell phone and radios for emergencies.
Is there Wi-Fi and cell service for our personal use?
At this point we don't have internet, wi-fi or TV. We do have very limited cell service at one location in the camp.
Can I drive in and out to the camp myself?
Yes, but as it is a logging road and our guests safety is of the utmost importance to us, our On-Site Supervisor are more than happy to meet you at the Kettle Valley Railway Station, in Summerland and guide you to camp. The same service is available for check-out. Just let us know if you would like accompaniment and we will arrange it.
Smoking is allowed only in designated smoking areas.
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. Owners are asked to clean up after your pet as a courtesy to other guests and to keep the camp clean. 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 and you can fish off the dock. There is a panel at the end that can be lowered to allow spin casting or fly fishing. We have fishing rods and flies you can use. Please bring your own bait.
Families can enjoy either the six point harness swing, the log swing, sandbox, merry go round, the badminton net or shoot a game of hoops. Basketball, sandbox toys, badminton racquets and birdies are available at the camp. Please ask the Onsite Supervisor.
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 http://www.fishing.gov.bc.ca/ or in person through one of the following vendors: http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/lvs/. 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. In Summerland, the only place to purchase a fishing license is at Summerland Convenience/ Greyhound station - 13415 Rosedale Avenue.