Oxford Road Lake Access open for use

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Update: July 29, 2020

Lake levels have dropped enough that a number of previously closed CSRD parks can now reopen. 

The Oxford Road Lake Access at Swansea Point is now able to reopen after debris clean-up has been completed.

This was the last lake access to reopen after the high water conditions this spring and early summer. 


Open to the Public
Sandy Beach
Shannon Beach
Scotch Creek Road Park
Cambridge Road Lake Access
Westminster Road Lake Access
Oxford Road Lake Access
Canterbury Road Lake Access
Swanson Road Community Park

The lake level remains high, however, so people should keep an eye out for debris in the water. 














Original Post - June 4, 2020

Due to high water conditions on Shuswap and Mara Lakes, a number of CSRD parks are now closed to public use.

Closures include:

Electoral Area C

  • Shannon Beach – Eagle Bay – This closure only affects the lakefront portion of the park, which will be marked off.
  • Sandy Beach

Electoral Area E

  • Oxford Road Lake Access – Swansea Point
  • Windsor Road dock – Swansea Point

Electoral Area F

  • Scotch Creek Wharf Road Community Park – Scotch Creek

Citizens are asked to respect the closures and keep away from high water areas. Crews may be conducting flood protection measures in these parks in the coming days.

Boaters are also asked to respect the No Wake policy during high water. It can take very little wave action from a boat wake to cause damage to lakefront properties. Please slow down and use care when operating a vessel on local lakes.

With water levels rising, it is important to stay safe near fast-running water or flooded areas. Please remember to stay well back from creek banks and use common sense around high water. Children and pets need to be closely monitored around these areas, so keep them within arm's reach at all times.

Photos: (Above) Water leves have dropped enough to allow public use of Sandy Beach as of July 15, 2020. (CSRD photo)

(Below) Flooded conditions at Oxford Road. (CSRD photo)

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