|"Late Winter Sunrise, Lake Okanagan" photo by Extemporalist (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons|
Just an hour's drive north of Oroville, Washington, the British Columbian town of Penticton anchors the southern end of Lake Okanagan an impressive body of water snaking its way 135 kilometers (83 miles) north toward Vernon. As is common among many of the lakes harboring the world's legendary water monsters, Lake Okanagan is very deep--800 meters (2,624 feet.) The lake sits among the magnificent natural beauty of glacial mountains as well as miles of beaches and parks lining its shores.
Unlike Scotland's monster which goes by the affectionate pet name of "Nessie" and is thought of as a
|Photo of Lake Okanagan First Nations People (Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)|
|"Rattlesnake Island" photo by Extemporalist (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons|
Ogopogo has been described as resembling a giant log, about 15 meters (50 feet) long, or a finned, round-headed whale. With possible footprints found on its surface, a small island due east of Peachland, British Columbia is thought to be the monster's terrestrial home. It's name is Rattlesnake Island but is known locally as Monster Island.
|1990 Canadian Postage Stamp|
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