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    Eagle Bay Trophy Lakefront Acreage - Arrow Lake, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 20234

    2,426 acres with 5+ km of lakefront. Stunning views of Arrow Lake & mountains. Many building sites with several beaches on the lakeshore. Superb investment property. Zoned for 60 hectare parcels. Taxes paid by adjacent hydro-electric station. Legendary fishing!


    Price
    $3,395,000

    Size
    2426 acres

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    Description

    The Eagle Bay property is situated approximately 55 kilometres south of Revelstoke along Shelter Bay South Road on the west side of Arrow Lake. This impressive acreage encompasses an area of 2,426 acres with over 5 kilometres of lakefront on Arrow Lake. This large westerly exposed acreage takes in stunning views of the pristine waters of Arrow Lake and mountains beyond.

    Much of the west side of the property has considerable slope as it goes up the mountainside, however as the acreage moves east towards the lakefront the slow moderates. The area along the lakefront towards the north half of the property has approximately 250 acres that are very usable and the logical area to build or develop. This section of the property’s waterfront has literally dozens of potential building sites in close proximity to a series of gravel beaches along the lake shore, each building site and beach area has unobstructed up and down the lake. A Provincial campsite which is approximately 25 acres in size is situated on the northern end of the property, and can be seen clearly in the mapping section for this listing.

    The property is under the jurisdiction of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and currently zoned RH Rural Holdings, which has a minimum lot size of 60 hectares or 148 acres and a copy of the zoning bylaw with all the permitted uses for the property can be obtained from the listing agent. Approximately 520 acres of the property is located within the ALR; a map outlining which areas of the property are within the ALR in the mapping section of the listing.

    The property presents a solid investment opportunity when considering the significant amount of waterfront and proximity to the community of Revelstoke and the Shelter Bay ferry. This property has potential for more intensive uses in the future, as this is a highly desirable area within the province for outdoor recreation of all kinds. The property small Hydro development situated on the southern portion of the property potentially providing electricity to future uses. The seller negotiated a 99-year easement for an adjacent hydroelectric project owned by Canadian Hydro which is situated on the southern portion of the property. It was entered into in 2003 to allow for the development of a Penstock Hydro-electric generating station. The Hydro-electric generating station pays the property taxes for the property as compensation for the easement on the subject property.

    Arrow Lake fishing is legendary with trolling being 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 trolling throughout the year, but one of the best and most exciting times is in the spring. The main staple of the large trout’s diet is Kokanee. When Kokanee are plentiful so are the Gerrard and bull trout.

    When the water warms in spring, the trout follow the Kokanee from the depths and trolling bucktail and polar bear flies on the surface is a thrilling experience. The large flies imitate kokanee and the massive trout hit them hard, followed by long reel-emptying runs.

    Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

    Location

    1250 Shelter Bay Forest Service Road - Rural Revelstoke, BC. Located on the west side of Upper Arrow Lake approximately 55 kilometres south of Revelstoke along Shelter Bay South Road and Highway 23.

    Access

    From Kamloops

    Get on Trans-Canada Highway/BC-1 E/BC-97 S from Seymour St, Victoria St and Battle St. Follow Trans-Canada Highway/BC-1 E to Nakusp Mica Creek Highway/BC-23 S in Revelstoke for 207 km. Follow BC-23 S to Shelter Bay Forest service Rd in Columbia-Shuswap B for 50 km.

    See mapping section for detailed location and boundaries.

    Area Data

    Arrow Lakes

    48 km (29 mi) northwest of New Denver along Highway 6 in a picturesque setting at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains, on the east shore of the Arrow Lakes, is the village of Nakusp. Like so many other communities in this region Nakusp was first established during the mining boom in the Slocan Valley at the turn of the twentieth century. Ringed by the Selkirk Mountains to the east, the Valhallas to the south and the Monashee Mountains to the west, Nakusp offers two hot springs to relax in and a host of outdoor recreational opportunities.

    The Arrow Lakes and Slocan Valley is home to tranquil valleys that are remote and sparsely populated. This was not always the case. In the late 1800s prospectors flocked here from all over North America in search of rich mining claims. Only a few made fortunes, however the mining legacy is evident all over the region in charming small towns and villages that are built in the valleys of the Selkirk mountain range.

    The Arrow Lakes owe their present size to the Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar. Prior to 1969, the Arrow Lakes were two smaller lakes joined by a 32 km (20 mi) river. The Arrow Lakes run from Revelstoke in the north, south to Castlegar, and are the main drainage system for the west Kootenays. The lakes are teeming with rainbow and cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, and Kokanee.

    The Slocan Valley exploded in the 1890s with the development of silver and lead mining and communities like Slocan, New Denver, Silverton and Sandon sprang up. Mines here were worked until high production costs and low ore prices ended the boom.

    The Nakusp Hot Springs, open year-round, invite visitors to relax in their soothing waters. Surrounded by mountains, the pools are naturally heated and range in temperature from 38°C/100°F to 41°Celsius/106°F.

    Situated just 10 km (6 mi) south of Nakusp on Highway 6 heading towards the Lower Arrows ferry terminal is McDonald Creek Park, one of a system of four provincial parks on the Arrow Lake reservoir. With facilities on the eastern shoreline, the park is a destination for swimming, boating and fishing opportunities.

    Continuing south on Highway 6 between Nakusp and Fauquier (pronounced “Folkier”), you will pass through the small community of Burton and if you look up you will notice many osprey nests perched on the tops of power poles. The ospreys return to the nests every spring to raise their young. It’s in Fauquier that you pick up the free cable ferry which crosses Lower Arrow Lake and joins Highway 6 towards the Okanagan.

    Recreation

    Hiking

    From river valleys to alpine ridges, Revelstoke is truly a hiker's paradise. Revelstoke has trails to suit any ability or time frame. On a clear day, the alpine is accessible and offers fantastic views of the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains. In inclement weather, try a riverside walk or waterfall trail. If you’re not up to a ton of vertical don’t worry—the Revelstoke Mountain Resort Gondola and Meadows in the Sky Parkway will get you up high without breaking a sweat!

    National Parks

    Glacier National Park has excellent options for camping and hiking, and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views on every hike. Founded in 1886, Glacier National Park is a year-round mountain park paradise. It’s a hiker’s dream in summer and a ski touring mecca in the winter, with snow-capped peaks as far as the eye can see all year long.

    Mount Revelstoke National Park boasts the Meadows in the Sky Parkway; you can drive into the alpine from the river valley. There are a number of excellent trails for any ability. This is the only mountain in the national park system that you can summit just a short walk from your car!

    Ski and Snowboarding

    Revelstoke is the ultimate skiing and snowboarding destination. Whether you’re after non-stop vertical at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, lap after lap of mind-blowing riding with a snowcat, alpine glory in a helicopter, or the feeling of accomplishment when you earn your turns in the backcountry, Revelstoke has got you covered.

    History

    Slocan Valley

    Slocan on Highway 6 is located at the extreme south end of Slocan Lake. Slocan City, as the town was previously called, was a booming mining town back in the 1890s, when silver was discovered at nearby Sandon. The town was once the end of the line for railway travellers into the valley and served as a freight and passenger depot for sternwheelers heading up the Slocan Valley. Today, Slocan serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventure seekers wishing to explore the mountains, parks, lakes, rivers and streams in the area.

    Valhalla Park, a favoured wilderness area, is right on Slocan’s doorstep. It runs 30 km (18 mi) along the west shore of Slocan Lake and most of the Valhalla range of the Selkirk Mountains. In the northwest, the New Denver Glacier dominates the landscape while the block shaped Devil’s Couch and Hela Peak define the central area. Cascades and waterfalls are common on almost every creek. The shoreline of Slocan Lake is for the most part a rugged combination of bluffs and large rocks interspersed with beautifully isolated pebble and sand beaches. Pictographs on the rock bluffs overhanging Slocan Lake are reminders of former First Nations inhabitants.

    Heading north 27 km (17 mi) on Highway 6 from Slocan is the community of Silverton. Silverton Gallery and Mining Museum is a must-see, featuring an outdoor museum of mining equipment from the local mines at the turn of the twentieth century. The art gallery displays the works of the local artists and is also a theatre where performances are regularly scheduled year-round.

    North another 8 km (5 mi) is New Denver. Founded in 1892 the Village of New Denver saw its first houses built by the mining prospectors. The former mining town is now noted mainly for its spectacular location on Slocan Lake, with the peaks of the Valhalla Mountains rising more than 2,100 m (6,825 ft) on the opposite shore.

    The ghost town of Sandon, 8 km (5 mi) east of New Denver on Highway 31A, was in the 1890s known as Monte Carlo of North America. Famed for its unbelievably rich deposits of silver-lead ore following the 1891 discovery of silver, thousands of men soon filled the small valley almost to bursting. In its heyday, Sandon had a population of over 5,000 and boasted numerous hotels and saloons, three breweries, bordellos, schools and churches. Sandon was abandoned in the forties when the mines ran out and was severely damaged in a flood in the 1950s. But since the 1970s a group of dedicated volunteers has worked on-site to preserve and restore artifacts and buildings such as the beautiful Slocan Mercantile Block, which now houses the Sandon Historical Society Museum and Visitor’s Centre. Today, Sandon draws thousands of visitors a year to enjoy its many attractions and its amazing display of authentic British Columbia history.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    50°33'34.64"N and 117°57'43.90"W

    Investment Features

    The seller negotiated a 99-year easement for an adjacent hydroelectric project owned by Canadian Hydro which is situated on the southern portion of the property. It was entered into in 2003 to allow for the development of a Penstock Hydro-electric generating station. The Hydro-electric generating station pays the property taxes for the property as compensation for the easement on the subject property.

    Services

    None.

    Tax Details

    $98,514.22 (2020)

    The seller negotiated a 99-year easement for an adjacent hydroelectric project owned by Canadian Hydro which is situated on the southern portion of the property. It was entered into in 2003 to allow for the development of a Penstock Hydro-electric generating station. The Hydro-electric generating station pays the property taxes for the property as compensation for the easement on the subject property.

    Zoning

    RH - Rural Holdings

    The property is under the jurisdiction of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and currently zoned RH Rural Holdings, which has a minimum lot size of 60 ha.

    Approximately 520 acres are located within the ALR.

    Legal

    DISTRICT LOT 860 KOOTENAY DISTRICT EXCEPT PLAN NEP21101 AND NEP91068
    PID 014-045-508

    Maps & Plans

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    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.

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