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Boating At Osoyoos Lake In Washington

By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Osoyoos Lake, Washington

Free Public Boating & Watersport Activities

Osoyoos Lake, located in Washington state near the border with Canada, is a stunning lake known for its warm waters and beautiful surroundings. Situated in the Okanogan Valley, Osoyoos Lake offers a delightful retreat for both locals and visitors.

Nearby attractions around Osoyoos Lake abound, adding to the allure of the area. The town of Osoyoos, located on the Canadian side of the lake, offers charming shops, restaurants, and wineries, providing a taste of local culture and cuisine. Additionally, the nearby Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre offers a unique opportunity to learn about the rich history and traditions of the local Indigenous peoples.

Boating on Osoyoos Lake is a popular activity, attracting boaters who seek to explore the lake's scenic beauty and enjoy its warm waters. The lake's calm and inviting waters make it an ideal destination for leisurely cruises and water-based adventures.

Popular water sports, such as water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing, draw thrill-seekers and adrenaline enthusiasts to Osoyoos Lake. The lake's warm temperatures and ample space offer an excellent environment for engaging in these exhilarating activities.

A convenient boat launch ramp allows easy access for boaters to launch their vessels onto Osoyoos Lake. The launch ramp ensures a smooth and efficient entry into the water, making it convenient for boaters to embark on their aquatic explorations.

Several nearby cities, including Oroville in Washington and Osoyoos in Canada, offer amenities and accommodations for visitors to Osoyoos Lake. These towns provide a welcoming atmosphere and serve as a gateway to exploring the surrounding attractions.

The boating season on Osoyoos Lake typically runs from late spring to early fall when the weather is most pleasant for outdoor water activities. During this time, boaters can revel in the warm waters and scenic beauty of the lake, making it an ideal season for boating and water recreation.

Fishing is also a popular pastime on Osoyoos Lake, with anglers seeking a variety of fish species, including bass, trout, and salmon. The lake's fertile waters provide an excellent opportunity for fishing enthusiasts to cast their lines and enjoy a day of angling.

Camping facilities are available near Osoyoos Lake, offering the chance to fully embrace the serene environment and enjoy a peaceful camping experience.

Boating, camping and fishing.

An area favorite for both boating and fishing, Osoyoos Lake is a pleasant destination whether you want to wet a line or just go boating. The ideal place to launch larger pleasure and fishing boats is at Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park. Canoes, kayaks and other small craft can be portaged at other public access areas. A marina, stores, lodging and camping areas are convenient to visitors. Considered one of the better smallmouth fisheries in the area, this lake also offers the opportunity to fish for perch, salmon, and steelhead. Lake Osoyoos is a 5,800-acre lake at the US/Canada border near the middle of the state, with more than half of the lake in Canada. There are 30 miles of shoreline, much of which is private property. However there are numerous places with public access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES


Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park Campground - 509 476-3321

Cabana Beach Campground - +1 250-495-7705

Walton's Lakefront Resort Campground - +1 250-495-7033

Island View RV Park - +1 250-495-7696

Osoyoos Lake Map


Fish species found in Osoyoos Lake include smallmouth bass, yellow perch, chinook salmon, kokanee salmon, sockeye salmon and steelhead.

Smallmouth bass Yellow Perch Chinook salmon Kokanee salmon Sockeye salmon Steelhead

Click here for a WA Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park Campground
2207 Juniper St
Oroville, WA 98844
509 476-3321

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