Conkle Lake Provincial Park from Kelowna is almost a two hour drive. From Kelowna the drive down Highway 33 is a beautiful drive and it
just gets better after you take Rhone Rd, past Little Dipper Hideaway (campground) and take the steep Conkle Forest Service Rd. The distance to Conkle Lake from Rhone Rd. is about 19 km. The road was adequatefor most two wheel drives. If you miss the Rhone Road or if you are driving highway 3 from the South then The Conkle Lake forest service road entrance, near Rock Creek is the official entrance option. I have heard that the road is much less rough as well.
The drive up The Conkle Ripperto Creek forest service road with its stunning views is an outstanding
drive with many vista’s! Right from
the beginning of the drive up, signs that are very visible and clearly marked guide you the entire way up to the lake.
Once at Conkle Lake we were greeted by the typical provincial park spacious campsites and well organized parking in addition to a
outgoing young park ranger who quickly greeted us from his ATV and offered up any information we required.
Provincial Park official web site for Conkle Lake
After we parked the vehicle we found very well made paths and / or stairs to the beach at the head of the lake. The incredible beach that
greeted us next was quite the surprise to me.
One warning though to campers coming here for the first time is that Conkle Lake is located
at a highg elevation and if you are not packing jackets and jeans, you may want to consider Kettle Valley Provincial Park or Little Dipper
Hideaway – two very nice options near Rock Creek and Westbridge.
GPS Track and Location of Conkle Lake