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    Backcountry Acreage - East Shore Kootenay Lake

    Kootenays Listing No. 19268

    Ideal acreage for an off-grid cabin/living. 10 mostly useable acres with some clearing & varied forest regrowth. No zoning allows for flexibility in use—RV set up, cabin, or off-grid house. Seasonal Access only. Close to Kootenay Lake community of Gray Creek. Seasonal creek.

    Reduced $59,900

    10 acres

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    Looking for a backcountry acreage to live the homestead lifestyle either full on or just as a recreational escape? This 10 acre parcel in a currently unzoned area just 10 minutes off Highway 3A at Kootenay Lake maybe the spot you are looking for.

    Property is located on an upper bench and the land is mostly flat and gently sloping with one elevated area offering splendid views. Land is covered with varied vegetation/regrowth and good indicators of water with a seasonal stream and skunk cabbage. There are recently installed power poles steps away and access is just 4.5 kilometres off paved/maintained roads—no winter access as there is not snow clearing. No zoning opens up the possibility of varying uses . . . RV campsite for hunting, motorsports and outdoor adventures, rural cabin/cottage, multiple cabins, or year-round living. Loads of recreational opportunities nearby such as hiking, fishing, hunting, quading and snowmobiling and access to Kootenay Lake is just minutes away.

    No building restrictions or timelines.


    Crown Creek FSR. Located on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake near Gray Creek.

    Travel Times
    • Crawford Bay - 15 mins away
    • Creston - 1 hour mins away
    • Nelson - 1.5 hours including ferry across lake
    • Cranbrook - 2 hours 10 mins away


    7.25 km south of the Gray Creek General Store is the turn off to the property. It is then 4.5 km on forest service road off of Highway 3A.

    Area Data

    East Shore

    The local area is known as the East Shore, an area that lies between the lofty mountains and expansive waters of southern Kootenay Lake and away from the major tourist routes. Protected by the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges in south eastern British Columbia, it is sparsely populated and has remained relatively unspoiled. The area supports a rich biological diversity, including mountain slopes heavily forested with a mix of pine, Douglas fir, hemlock and cedar and a broad range of flora and fauna. The nearest community on the East Shore is Gray Creek which is essentially a few rural and lakeside residences and a General Store, a little further north on Highway 3A is the ferry landing town of Crawford Bay comprised of approximately 350 people, a well-known artisans town with a fantastic golf course - Kokanee Springs Golf Resort.

    Kootenay Lake

    Kootenay Lake is the gem of the Kootenays and central to what makes this area special. This large body of clean, fresh water defines the valley, moderates the climate in summer and winter, and provides endless opportunities for recreation as well as being simply beautiful, set against the backdrop of the spectacular surrounding mountain peaks. Located 530 metres (1,736 ft) above sea level in the Kootenay Lake Valley. The valley is bound by the Selkirk Mountain range to the west and the Purcell Mountain range to the east. Kootenay Lake is 145 km long and up to 152 metres (500 ft) deep, with an average width of 4 km (2.5 miles) and is 8 km (5 miles) across at its widest. Fed by numerous creeks, Kootenay Lake’s major source of water is the Kootenay River, which originates in the Rocky Mountains and passes through Montana and Idaho before emptying into the lake, and is the second largest tributary of the Columbia River. The water here is pure enough to drink straight from the lake. Kootenay Lake remains ice-free in winter.


    A big draw to this area is the endless year-round recreation available and made possible by its moderate climate and the surrounding mountains and of course Kootenay Lake serving as a moderator of temps and recreational feature.

    Below are just some of the options available:

    • Trophy fishing on Kootenay Lake, home of the Colossal Rainbows (Gerrards) that weigh in at 5 times the size of normal Kamloops trout.
    • Golf at the renowned Kokanee Springs golf course approx. 10-15 mins away, or Creston has another fantastic course.
    • Kootenay Lake’s rocky shores encompass hundreds of tiny bays and beaches, intriguing to explore by kayak, canoe, or power boat. It is not uncommon to find yourself the only boater visible across the lake’s expanse! Possibility to keep boat at marina not far away.
    • Hunting through extensive area of Crown land - great access right from the property!
    • Quading, sledding or mountain biking on the property or the adjacent FSR roads. Private track with both ups and downs to enjoy or take advantage of miles of FSR roads.
    • Hiking and horseback riding are popular activities in the area with numerous parks, nature reserves, and backcountry trails.
    • Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are great winter activities that can be enjoyed both on and off the property.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°35'17.97"N and 116°46'56.34"W




    Bare land

    Tax Details

    $361 (2019)


    No zoning


    Lot 8, Plan NEP957, District Lot 4595, Kootenay Land District
    PID 014-091-933

    Maps & Plans


    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.