Kayaks on the shore at Lake Okataina



Enjoy walking or mountain bike trips around Lake Ōkataina.

Find things to do and places to stay Lake Ōkataina Scenic Reserve

There is a boat ramp near a carpark at the end of the road. The ramp is difficult to launch from and requires a high skill level. 

Lake Ōkātaina is a non-watersports lake. Personal water craft, wakeboarding and water skiing are not allowed. 

Check, Clean, Dry

Clean all gear when moving between waterways to prevent the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

How to check, clean, dry your gear.


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