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    Arrow Lakeshore Acreage - Edgewood, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 20166

    This 20 acre property has 2,600 feet of lakeshore on Arrow Lake. There is road access but no services. Flexible zoning permits a variety of uses and accessory dwellings. A large beach is at the north end when the lake level lowers.


    Price
    $270,000

    Size
    20 acres

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    Description

    The property runs north to south, providing an extensive shoreline of 2,600 feet on Arrow Lake. The 20 acres has a cleared area about 460 feet along the shoreline, with potential building sites above. There is an old trail to the upper property that is about 28 m higher in elevation, potentially providing more developable land. The beach at the north end can get up to 1.5 to 2 acres in size, depending on the lake level.

    The Eagle Creek estuary is just to the north of the property, offering some excellent fishing opportunities right from your beach.

    The zoning permits a multitude of uses, including tourist accommodation and temporary guest accommodation. There is road access, no services. Edgewood is a 3.8 km drive away, and about a 1 km boat ride to the public dock. It is a comfortable bike ride to town.

    Location

    Worthington Creek Forest Service Road - Edgewood, BC

    Access

    At the north side of Edgewood before entering the village, turn west onto Worthington Forest Service Road. In 1.6 km you will cross a bridge at Worthington Creek. Continue for 680 m to a junction. Head southeast to the lake. The property is at the end of the road, starting in 1.6 km.

    Area Data

    Arrow Lake, in the Kootenays, divides into Upper Arrow Lake and Lower Arrow Lake, which is essentially the widening of the Columbia River. The lakes, between the Selkirk Mountains to the east and the Monashee Mountains, stretches from Castlegar to Revelstoke.

    Originally two lakes 22 km apart, the Arrow Lakes became one 230 km long lake due to the reservoir created by the 1960s construction of the Keenleyside Dam. At low water, the two lakes remain distinct, connected by a fast-moving section known as The Narrows.

    There are two free highway ferries across Arrow Lake, the Upper Lakes Ferry between Shelter Bay and Galena Bay and the Needles Cable Ferry on Highway 6, 17 km from Edgewood. There is also the Arrow Park Ferry, a cable ferry connecting East and West Arrow Park about 28 km south of Nakusp.

    Edgewood is a small settlement on the western shores of Lower Arrow Lake. Services include a general store with groceries, liquor, and gas pump, a community health centre, post office, elementary school, credit union and campground with a good boat launch.

    Nakusp is within a picturesque setting at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains on the east shore of the Arrow Lakes. The Valhallas are to the south with the Monashee Mountains to the west, creating magnificent vistas. Nakusp is known for its natural and commercial hot springs. Mining used to be the most important industry, however, forestry is now the significant economic base of the village.

    The area has pleasant warm summer days with cool nights and moderately cold, snowy winters with annual snowfall averaging 168 cm. The average temperature in July is a comfortable 19.1, with a January average of -1.7 Celsius.

    Vegetation

    Mountain sides are heavily forested and rise sharply to elevations around 2,600 metres. Arrow Lakes’ vast reservoirs of water moderate winter temperatures and help retain moisture in the local atmosphere, greatly influencing the types of vegetation found there.

    Recreation

    This area is a veritable playground with developed and natural hot springs, fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, backcountry skiing, cat and heli-skiing. Trails provide hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. They range from rustic, single-track paths through dense forest to wide-tracked rail trails with high-quality tread surfaces.

    Octopus Creek Rec Site, 4 km southeast, flows into Lower Arrow Lake and is accessible by boat. During low water, there is expansive sand and cobblestone providing miles of beach to walk. The water warms up later in the summer and is pleasant for swimming and board sailing. If the lake fish are not biting, a hike up Octopus Creek reaches natural hot springs.

    Taite Creek Rec Site, 4.5 km northeast, also flows into Lower Arrow Lake. This boat accessible site is on the north side of Taite Creek. It is an excellent spot to camp while fishing the lake. Campsites are in a semi-open stand of mature trees or on the beach. Backroad travellers find Taite Creek a good rest stop on the rough four-wheel road that goes over the Valkyr Range.

    Arrow Lakes Provincial Park consists of four sites scattered along the length of the Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes. The three park sites on the northern end of Lower Arrow Lake are Burton, Fauquier and Eagle Creek (in Edgewood). All have picnic/day-use areas and boat ramps with water-oriented activities dominating the scene.

    Lake trolling is an effective way to catch the big, trophy lake trout, and just below the dam on the Columbia River anglers troll for rainbow, Kokanee, and walleye. No matter what the season, there is always something biting. Anglers target large Gerrard rainbows and bull trout on the Lower Arrow Lake fish throughout the year, but one of the best and most exciting times is in the spring.

    History

    The history of hydroelectric development in the Kootenays is as rich as the hills that brought people to the area. The ability to produce electric power to run smelters, sawmills, mines and cities allowed many settlers in the area once mineral discovery began to fade. As the land provided minerals and lumber, it also provided the landscape that allowed early developers in the 1890s to construct small-scale dams and powerhouses. With these developments in the area, more followed as technology and demand grew.

    The Keenleyside Dam, formerly the High Arrow Dam, was completed in 1968. Built to control water levels downstream for power production at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington and flood control in both Canada and the US, it did not contain power generation facilities. However, it did provide a lock to allow both industrial and recreational boat access through the dam.

    In 1999, the Columbia Power Corporation (a Crown corporation owned and controlled by the province of BC) with its partner, the Columbia Basin Trust, began to construct the Arrow Lakes Generating Station immediately downstream of Hugh Keenleyside Dam. Completed in 2002, the station produces up to 185 megawatts.

    The importance of forestry to the local economy was evident in the mid-20th century, and it became the dominant economic base of Nakusp. Celgar began operations in 1951, and Nakusp became the centre of a large pole and lumber industry. Interfor now operates the main forestry operation in Nakusp, and several mills are currently working.

    Map Reference

    49°45'57.12"N and 118° 8'25.44"W

    Investment Features

    • 2,600 ft of Arrow Lake frontage
    • Excellent zoning
    • Minimum parcel size for subdivision is 2.47 acres
    • Decent blasted rip rap material

    Services

    No services available.

    Improvements

    Bare land.

    Tax Details

    $698 (2020)

    Zoning

    R2K

    Dwellings:

    • One-Family
    • Two-Family

    Horticulture

    Accessory Uses:

    • Accessory Buildings and Structures
    • Accessory Tourist Accommodation
    • Day Care Facility
    • Home Based Business
    • Keeping of Farm Animals
    • Sale of Site Grown Farm Products
    • Secondary Suites and Carriage Houses
    • Temporary Guest Accommodation

    Out of Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR)

    Legal

    LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 182A KOOTENAY DISTRICT PLAN 6714
    PID 014-055-511

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

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