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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan > Rock Creek

Rock Creek
Rock Creek is located 52 km (32 miles) east of Osoyoos on Hwy 3 with the junction point of Hwy 33 coming south from Kelowna.

Kettle River Valley
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 the area.

Rock Creek Businesses
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.

Kettle 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.

Trans Canada Trail-KVR
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.

Rock 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.

Conkle 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 time.

Accommodation
For 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.

Kettle Valley
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.

Bear Country
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.

Rock Creek Links

Rock Creek-Kettle Valley Map
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Hwy 3 - Rock Creek
Hwy 3 - Rock Creek

 

Beach at the Kettle River Trestle
Kettle River Provincial Park

 

Kettle River at Rock Creek
Kettle River at Rock Creek

 

Rock Creek
Rock Creek

 

Byman's Bend RV Camping
Byman's Bend RV Camping

 

Beach along Kettle River
Beach along Kettle River

 

Mighty White Dolomite - Rock Creek
Mighty White Dolomite - Rock Creek

 

 
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