Inkaneep Provincial Park

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Inkaneep Park
Okanagan River at Inkaneep Provincial Park swelled with the snow melt of 2017.png
Okanagan River at Inkaneep Provincial Park swelled with the snowmelt of 2017
Map showing the location of Inkaneep Park
Map showing the location of Inkaneep Park
Location within British Columbia
LocationCanada
Coordinates49°13′35″N 119°32′30″W / 49.22639°N 119.54167°W / 49.22639; -119.54167Coordinates: 49°13′35″N 119°32′30″W / 49.22639°N 119.54167°W / 49.22639; -119.54167
Area20.5 ha (51 acres)
Established16 March 1956

Inkaneep Provincial Park is a provincial park near Oliver, British Columbia, Canada, located just south of the town of Okanagan Falls[1]. The park contributes to the protection of critical riparian values on the Okanagan River. The park is popular with naturalists, particularly bird-watchers. First Nations have identified the river and riparian area of the park as very important contributor to the long-term viability of the Okanagan River salmon run.

The park's current primary purpose is to protect riparian habitat along the Okanagan River. The park consists of 2 separate areas:[2]

  • One area straddles a 750-metre section of the Okanagan Flood Control right of way
  • The other lies on the east side of Tuc-El-Nuit Road, abutting the Osoyoos Indian Reserve No. 1.

Park users should use caution when hiking around this park; poison ivy is abundant in this area.

Rare species[edit]

Inkaneep Provincial Park has important conservation values including: Lewis' woodpecker and sockeye salmon habitat, and yellow breasted chat, three-awn grass, old growth black cottonwood and antelope brush, one of the four most endangered ecosystems in Canada.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inkaneep Park". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ "Inkaneep Provincial Park". British Columbia, Ministry of Environment. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  3. ^ "INKANEEP PROVINCIAL PARK Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan" (PDF). BC Parks. Retrieved 2017-05-23. Rare/Endangered Values Small examples of blue-listed cottonwood and antelope brush ecosystem, which contain 22% of species at risk in British Columbia. Red-listed yellow-breasted chat. Scientific/Research Opportunities Antelope brush and associated species at risk. Sockeye salmon run of the Okanagan River.