Have you explored the Aberdeen Plateau? Don’t wait any longer, this area is an outdoor playground of all types. The most common ways of entering the Aberdeen Plateau from Kelowna are;
- Beaver Lake Rd. at Winfield
- Oyama Lake Rd at Oyama
- Highway 33 near Kelowna and Highway 6 near Lumby
Along with the well known Dee Lakes and Beaver Lake Backcountry and Fishing Resorts, the Aberdeen Plateau encases part of the High Rim Trail and other hiking trails, appealing bushwacking destinations, free campsites – BC Forest Service Recreation sites, mountian biking areas, fishing lakes (many with a close proximity to each other) hunting areas with many types of game, 4X4 and other motorised vehicle recreation areas, peace and quiet! The route that I drove was from Beaver Lake Rd. in Winfield, past Beaver Lake Resort and along Aberdeen Road all the way to Lumby on Highway 6. The road is excellent for two or four wheel drive trucks. If you are very cautious, you could even take a car over the route.
If you drive the route – you must be aware of Logging Trucks and stay to your side of the road!
If you want to use one of the best free campsites around at Doreen Lake, you better have a back up plan as this site is very popular! Here is a map of the area that show the free campsites. If you really like to rough it, the area is great for some crown land camping. I would suggest to do some Google Earth mapwork, find an abondoned logging road, park on the side of the road and backpack in to your secret outdoor spot that you have input into your GPS! PS – Be Bear Safe!
Some lakes to visit: