Located across Okanagan Lake from Kelowna, Bear Lake Main Road is a leisurely scenic drive through Crown Land through the forest, passing several lakes and campgrounds. There are great views of Mount Hayman and the surrounding peaks and forests. Near the very east end of the trail, you can see Kelowna and the Okanagan Lake in the distance.
Bear Creek Recreation Site is a large campground opened seasonally. This fully developed campground has plenty of amenities, including running water, showers, electrical hookups, and more. Reservations are encouraged. The fee varies based on the campsite type but starts at $15 for a basic site.
Lamby Lake Recreation Area has a lovely wooded lake with a cool little island in the middle. The lake has a boat launch and plenty of picnic tables in the large day-use area, so it’s a popular spot for water activities. There is dispersed camping only here, and the only facilities are pit toilets; there is no fee for camping.
The road is in good condition, with minor washboard sections. It’s a wide gravel road where two cars can easily pass, which is good because it’s also an active logging road. Beware of log trucks. 4WD is not needed. Any high-clearance vehicle can traverse this trail.
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