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 located directly east of Peachland, British Columbia, Canada. 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 on Rattlesnake Island earning the small land mass the nickname, "Monster Island".

In the 1970s, the island was developed as a tourist attraction which included a mini-golf course with a replica of the Great Pyramid at Giza and a Giant Camel.[citation needed]

On August 16, 2003, a lightning strike near the island started the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Fire that burned a large portion of the surrounding park but left the island unscathed.


Coordinates: 49°44′52″N 119°43′02″W / 49.74778°N 119.71722°W / 49.74778; -119.71722