Creek is located 52 km (32 miles) east of Osoyoos
on Hwy 3 with the junction point of Hwy 33 coming south from Kelowna.
Rock Creek is a small, unincorporated community made up of small
ranches nestled in the Kettle Valley. The Kettle River slowly meanders
through Rock Creek, making the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere of
There a few businesses present in Rock Creek including a store,
Petro-Canada gas station with a liquor outlet and grocery store,
the historic Prospector Pub and the Mighty White Dolomite Ltd. a
limestone mining and quarrying plant located across a bridge on
the north side of the Kettle River. There is food near the highway
junction, at the Prospector Pub on Hwy 33 and the Gold Pan Cafe
on Hwy 3.
River Swimming Hole
Just 5 km (3 miles) north of Rock Creek on Hwy 33 is the Kettle
River Provincial Park - the site of a great swimming
hole. For people who like to tube, during the summer this is
a good point to drop off and slowly meander down the Kettle River
back to Rock Creek.
If you are doing the Trans Canada Trail-KVR, make Kettle
River Provincial Park campground a destination point. There
is a trestle on the trail that crosses the Kettle River right next
to the parks beach area. The campground can fill but usually the
park attendants can find space in the overflow for people who are
on the trail even if you don't have a reservation.
Creek Fall Fair
The Rock Creek Fall Fair is held on the second weekend after Labour
Day in September. This fair features agricultural products and showcases
home crafts from the local people in the Rock Creek area.
Sky High Blues Festival
Rock Creek is also famous throughout the region for having one of
the Best Blues festivals taking place. This event is called the
'Sky High Blues Festival' and if you enjoy live Blues music, you
will not want to miss this event.
Lake Provincial Park
For those who enjoy a nice quiet lake set in a quiet forested area
with no noise try the very serene Conkle
Lake Provincial Park. The park is set high above Rock Creek
with road access off Hwy 3 towards Bridesville or Hwy 33 towards
Westbridge in Rhone.
Just remember this is a forestry road and you'll need to take you're
accommodation right in Rock Creek there is Byman's Bend RV Camping,
the Kettle River RV Park, the Rock Creek Hotel, the Respite on the
River Campground, a motel plus a number of B&B's in the area.
There is the Kettle Valley Golf Course and Kettle River RV Park
located just 9 km (5.6 miles) east of Rock Creek at a settlement
called Kettle Valley.
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Rock Creek,
please remember this is Bear Country just like the rest of BC. Try
to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you
feel comfortable with bears around. There is also the possibilities
of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe and
practice good outdoor wildlife procedures.
click map for
Hwy 3 - Rock
at Rock Creek
Beach along Kettle
Dolomite - Rock Creek