park encompasses 15 hectares, primarily made up of a narrow sandspit
on Osoyoos Lake. A natural marsh makes the perfect home for a number
of different species of birdlife
including the burrowing owl, canyon wrens, red-winged blackbirds and
even the turkey vulture.
is located in the rainshadow of the Cascade Mountains to the west and
the protective cover of the Columbia Mountains to the east. This is
Canada's only true desert area where sagebrush,
prickly pear cacti and ponderosa
pine dominate and make the perfect home for the spadefoot toad and
desert night snake. The park was named for Judge John Carmichael Haynes
who was a prominent judge and landowner in Osoyoos in the late 1800's.
park is located 1 km off of Highway 97 near Osoyoos
which is 2.5 km away from the park entrance.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- There are 41 campsites within the park, most of which are located
on the beach. Toilets, wood and water are provided. There are also
changehouses and a picnic area nearby.
& Boating - A boat launch is located within the park. The lake
is an excellent place for anglers to catch rainbow trout and bass.
and Trails - There are a few trails provided for those who wish
to enjoy nature in the desert setting.
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