Rendezvous 2018

Penticton Geology and Lapidary Club - Your Rendezvous 2018 Host Club

Rock Creek is 50km east of Osoyoos, in the Kettle River Valley.
Our venue is the Rock Creek Fairgrounds, where the buildings are surrounded by lush green grass, and there is plenty of dry camping room on site. There will be electrical hook-ups for about 30 RV's, not 30amp outlets, but enough power to keep your house batteries topped up. Coin-operated showers.

Dogs are strictly prohibited on the Fairgrounds, however there is dry camping across the road where dogs are allowed.

Our goal with this blog site is to give you as much advance information as possible on this beautiful area, services, attractions, and rich history.

When we aren't out rock hounding, we'll be adding information to this site from now until May 2018.

The May long weekend is the start of the busy tourist season in the area, so if you want a motel room, or full hook-up campground, you should book as soon as possible.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


The Rendezvous committee met today, and we expect to have more information and the registration form to the BCLS shortly for posting on their website.

The registration form will include a section for reserving on site camping.

Our club has arranged a special rate for a field trip to the Rock Candy Mine. To get the special rate, we will need pre-payment, as we need a minimum number of people. There will be a separate info and sign up form for the Rock Candy field trip. In the event of unforeseen circumstances cancelling the trip, your pre-payment will be refunded.

We are close to finalizing the affordable family supper for Sunday. Details and pricing coming soon.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Fairgrounds

These photos were taken in April - you can see how well kept and green it is.

Grass area between camping and buildings.

Gathering area outside the main building

Road into camping area.

Camping area.

September Update

Watch for our full page in the Fall issue of Rockhounder. The fire season has kept us out of the bush, but planning for Field Trips is ongoing.

Changes from the BCLS - no catered banquet this year. A family friendly affordable barbeque is in the works for the Sunday dinner. Traditional pot-luck Friday night, with a bonfire following, conditions permitting.

If you haven't booked your non-camping accommodations - it is recommended that you do so asap.

Camping reservation info coming soon.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Exploration June 10-11

Penticton Club members visited many potential field trip sites last weekend - in rain, hail and sun.

Silver and Copper Ore Site in the Rain

Picnic Stop in Area Burned in 2015

Looking at the widespread fire area.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rendezvous 2017 - Thank-you 1120 Rock Club

Rendezvous regulars - members of three BCLS clubs saying good-bye this morning at the campground in Winfield. See you next year in Rock Creek, if not  before.

Friday, April 21, 2017


Welcome to the Rendezvous 2018 blog site. Check back often, as we add more information in the coming months.