Chopaka Road Beach, Cawston, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 04.725 W 119° 42.616
11U E 302087 N 5439748
Quick Description: There is an old wood truss bridge which carries Chopaka Road over the Similkameen River 12 km. south of Cawston on Highway 3. Right beside it is this little beach, previously known only to the locals.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/7/2014 6:15:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMME6M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
Highway 3 comes very close to the Similkameen where Chopaka Road heads generally west off the highway and almost immediately crosses the river. This is a pretty old bridge, possibly getting close to 100 years of age, as it is a timber truss bridge, with a wood plank deck. We spied this bridge, just off the highway, and decided we needed to stop for a photo op.

It was a pretty warm day when we stopped for the photo op. What should we discover but a nice sized sand bar on the far side of the river. Apparently the locals had discovered it long before we had and had been using it as a beach for some time. It's really a nice beach, with fine sand right on the coooool river in which to dip whenever the heat becomes a little too much. There were at least a dozen adults and kids availing themselves of the beach and the river when we stopped. There's even a good sized parking area for the beach on the west side of the river.


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