Crossed border at Osoyoos, overnight in East Omak RV campground



After finishing up four days at the 14th annual RV Owners Seminar in Kelowna, BC, we headed south along 97, crossing back into the United States at Osoyoos/Oroville. The experience went smoothly with our passports. If you are traveling in an RV expect to be pulled over on the U.S. side and your RV boarded … they are looking for illegal drugs, firearms, ammunition, excessive amounts of alcohol (for resale), and produce, among a long list of other items.

Also, don’t take any pictures of the border patrol officers while they are doing the inspection. I was asked to delete all images of the crossing and was observed while I did so.

EastOmakRVParkSign(JulianneCrane)After fueling up in Omak (about $3.84/gal. for regular), we spend the night at the East Omak RV Park on the Omak Stampede fairgrounds. Great location right on the Okanogan River, however, lots of mosquitoes. Cost: pull-through: $30; back-in: $25; tent: $15. Full facilities with electric, water, sewer and wifi.

BicyclistsEastOmakRVPark(JulianneCrane)While we were self-registering, we met five bicyclists–two from San Diego, two from New Zealand and one from Hailey, Idaho (traveling with the New Zealanders). The two couples were on a trans-continental bike tour from San Diego north, most were going to Canada.

Photos: East Omak RV Park, Omak, Wash. (Julianne Crane).

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