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Gyro Park Kayak and Canoe Launch - Kelowna, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 51.237 W 119° 29.434
11U E 320977 N 5525367
Quick Description: Boyce - Gyro Park is located at 3400 Lakeshore Drive right on sandy beaches of Okanagan Lake.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/10/2014 8:09:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMN1ZY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
This kayak launch area is a gently slopping sandy beach with very easy access.

Okanagan Lake: Varies depending on time of year and wind conditions, generally calm. However watch out for Ogopogo.

The lake is 135 km long, between 4 and 5 km wide, and has a surface area of 351 km. Vernon is located at the north end of the lake and Penticton to the south. To the South other communities include Peachland and Summerland.

Also at this location is Gyro Beach Watersports Rentals. You can bring your own kayak or rent one for day use. All rentals include life jackets and instruction. They can also provide sun screen, children's beach toys, inflatables, volleyballs, footballs, soccer balls, Frisbees and sunbrellas.

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Kayak and Canoe Launch site Map: (visit link)
Parking/put-in/launching information:
Parking lot is very close by and in the park. Put in is a gently sloping sandy beach. Lakeside launch site.


Paddling conditions to be expected:
Okanagan Lake: Varies depending on time of year and wind conditions, generally calm to moderate.


Difficulty of the trip:
Beginners to Experiences


Length of trip: 75 km to the south and 65 km to the north

Portages:
None


Permits required:
BC Fishing license is required and adherence to all regulations. Cost varies depending on your age.


Type of trip:
This is a looping trip or depending how far along the lake you wish to go, may require a pick up point.


Other information:
There are picnic tables, playground, concession stand (during the summer) and over night campgrounds close by all along the lake either south or north.


Take-out Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Logging waymarks in this category requires a picture of your boat and your GPS at the given parking/launching coordinates,and a brief description of your canoe/kayak trip.

Additional photos and information and/or suggestions for future waymarkers will be appreciated, but is not necessary.

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