is beautiful, with large Cedar groves, hot clean showers, a sanistation, off leash area and very friendly camp staff, who told us about a rock-slide in the area, which we went to the next day.
View from our campsite.
“Syringa Provincial Park is located in south central BC near the southeast end of the Lower Arrow Lake. The lake is a part of the Columbia River that was widened and deepened with the construction of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam at Castlegar. “-Syringa Creek Provincial park
Some of the attractions near Syringa Creek Provincial park are an abandoned rail grade between Midway and Castlegar, the lake, hiking, the rock or water-slide, Brilliant Suspension Bridge, etc.There is no cellphone reception or wi-fi. It is close to a paper-mill and power-station, but it was not a problem.
The next day we took the road to the rock-slide. Broadwater road to Deer park is a winding and climbing gravel road, I recommend a 4 x 4 .
We saw some Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep on our way to the rock-slide.
“In Canada, there are two species of mountain sheep, each with two subspecies. The larger species is the bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis. The two subspecies of bighorn sheep are Rocky Mountain bighorn, which occur in the Canadian Rockies, and the smaller California bighorn sheep that inhabit the arid ranges of south-central British Columbia. The other species of mountain sheep is called thinhorn or Dall sheep, Ovis dalli, which occurs in northern British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Here, we will focus on bighorn sheep.’ – Canadian geographic Magazine.
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep with the lake behind.
The rock-slide is at 11 k.m.
Coming back from the rock-slide.
More of our 2015 Vacation coming soon.