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    Backcountry Acreage/Ideal Hunting Camp Location - Lower Arrow Lake, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 19218

    Remote backcountry acreage in the Monashee Mountains. Property is perched up above Lower Arrow Lake with legal access down to the lake. The land is sloping with prepared build/camp site. Water licence in place. Off-grid.


    10.26 acres

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    Remote backcountry acreage in the Monashee Mountains ideal for an off grid cabin / RV campsite with great access to the Trans Canada Trail.

    The land is sloping and mostly covered in younger regrowth forest. A build/camp site has been flattened out and prepared. The property is perched up above Lower Arrow Lake with legal access down to the lake and below the Trans Canada Trail.

    The land is off-grid for power, but the owner applied and was granted a water licence on Coykendahl Creek for gravity fed water.

    Access is either via water and then up the mountainside to the land or via an old rail bed and forest service roads - legal access is via water although by land is more convenient.


    Located in the Coykendahl area of Lower Arrow Lake in the West Kootenays. The property is approx. 20 km from Castlegar.

    Access is either by water or via an old rail bed - 19 km from a paved maintained road. Legally the property is water access only and requires both a trip by water and then an overland legal access. See maps. The old rail bed access (not a legal access) crosses some historic and beautiful train bridges and is a very scenic approach and adventure in itself. This same rail bed offers great access to the backcountry for recreational pursuits.


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    Area Data


    Castlegar is the second largest city in the West Kootenay region and nearest major center to this property approx. 20 km away. The city is located within the Selkirk Mountains at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers at the southern end of the Arrow Lakes. As a transportation hub Castlegar is the focal point of three major highways - Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway), Highway 3A and Highway 22 and its airport hosts commercial flights. The three industries employing the most people are manufacturing (forestry), retail trade and educational services. Approximately 7,600 people reside within the City of Castlegar; however, some 16,000+ residents make up the Greater Castlegar.

    West Kootenays

    Two geographical features dominate the West Kootenays region of British Columbia: mountains and water. Four parallel mountain ranges, running in a generally northwest direction, march successively across the southeastern British Columbia landscape. The west side of Arrow Lake and where this property is located is referred to as the Monashees, across the lake are the Selkirks. It is an area that offers a laid back lifestyle, endless outdoor recreation and overall a high quality of life.


    Located at the base of the Monashee mountains and up above Lower Arrow Lake (with legal access to the lake) this property is well positioned to take advantage of both land based and water based.

    Located behind the property is the Kettle Valley rail bed and amazing access further into the backcountry. This old rail line has been converted into an amazing hiking, biking and ATV trail (signs suggest no motorized vehicles, but many of the locals tell me this is not enforceable and they use it this way and have for many years with no issue). Great hunting in the area.

    Lower Arrow Lake is over 90 km long and offers great big lake boating and fishing. There are numerous creeks and waterways that spill into the lake offering intriguing channels to explore, and great fishing holes. The main coast line offers everything from cliffs to sandy shores, beachcombing for drift wood will always keep you busy. The lakefrontage on the property is one that is along a small protected sandy cove and great for the kids to play, jump off the float and for coming and going by boat.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°22'51.24"N and 118° 0'37.73"W


    Domestic Water Licence on Coykendahl Creek - 500 GPD


    Bare land.

    Tax Details

    $400 (2019)


    R4SA (Rural Resource South Arrow)

    Permitted Uses

    • Dwellings: Single Detached, Duplex
    • Horse Riding Stables and Boarding Stables
    • Kennels
    • Nurseries
    • Greenhouses and Florists
    • Veterinary Clinics

    Accessory Uses

    • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
    • Home Occupation
    • Keeping of Farm Animals
    • Sale of Site Grown Agricultural Produce
    • Portable Sawmills
    • Temporary Guest Accommodation


    Lot 8, Plan NEP1053, District Lot 5817, Kootenay Land District
    PID 016-084-098

    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.