10 acres nestled between the Monashee and Valhalla Mountains showcase this property. With panoramic views and multiple building sites, this is an opportunity to build a business on this multi-purposed land.
This property is an excellent highway location at the base of Buck Mountain by Edgewood. Previously operated as a campground catering to motorcycle tour groups. There are eight sites with sleeping huts and six bare sites for camping or RV parking.
The land is subdividable into two parcels. Many building sites have panoramic valley views of the Monashee Mountains. There are several natural springs and a shallow well. Three-phase power is available, and a 200 amp connection to a powerhouse.
9274 6 Highway - Edgewood, BC. Must have appointment to view.
From the intersection of Highway 6 and Edgewood Road, the property is 750 m east. The driveway is on the left side of the highway.
Arrow Lake, in the Kootenays, divides into Upper Arrow Lake and Lower Arrow Lake, which is essentially the widening of the Columbia River. Between the Selkirk Mountains to the east and the Monashee Mountains, the lakes stretch 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. The two lakes remain distinct at low water, connected by a fast-moving section known as The Narrows.
Two free highway ferries cross Arrow Lake—the Upper Lakes Ferry between Shelter Bay and Galena Bay and the Needles Cable Ferry on Highway 6. 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.
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.
Heather Trail to Nicomen Lake is a 46 km challenging trail near Buck Mountain featuring panoramic mountain views. The trail leads to a quiet campground on the lakeshore, perfect for a cooling dip after the climb. Three Brothers Mountain, also via Heather Trail, is a moderate 20.4 km hike that features beautiful wildflowers with plentiful grouse and blue jays along the way. Lightning Lake Loop is an 8.5 km loop trail that features a beautiful lake suitable for all fitness levels. This trail is primarily for walking, bird watching, and snowshoeing. There are many other challenging hikes, Frosty Mountain, Lone Goat and Snow Camp Mountain, one of the five favourite hikes in southwestern BC.
Arrow Lakes Provincial Park consists of four sites scattered along the Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes length. The three park sites on the northern end of Lower Arrow Lake are Burton, Fauquier and Eagle Creek (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.
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.
49°51'41.41"N and 118° 8'8.19"W
LOT 1 SECTION 12 TOWNSHIP 69 KOOTENAY DISTRICT PLAN 14210 29
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