Rattlesnake Island (Okanagan Lake)

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For other places with the same name, see Rattlesnake Island (disambiguation).

Rattlesnake Island is a small island on Okanagan Lake, directly east from Peachland. The land and shore surrounding the island form part of Okanagan Mountain Park. Legend has it that the lake demon Ogopogo lives in a cave at Rattlesnake Island, and that has earned it the nickname of Monster Island

In the 1970s, the island was developed as a tourist attraction, including a mini-golf course with a replica of the Great Pyramid at Giza and a Giant Camel[citation needed] (confectionary was going to be built on it, but that plan was later abandoned after only one day of business after opposition from the provincial government and others). In 2003, a lightning strike near the island started the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire that burned a large portion of the surrounding park but not the island.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7377513428303262017 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3778112366593449320 Coordinates: 49°44′52″N 119°43′02″W / 49.74778°N 119.71722°W / 49.74778; -119.71722