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    Kettle River Wildlife Sanctuary near Rock Creek, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 20079

    Very private parcel 3 minutes off the Highway. 185 acres in one title with 2 parcels divided by piece of Crown land & 2.5 km of river frontage. Wildlife corridor with elk, deer, turkey’s & trout fishing. Quality timber frame style cabin. RV parking with washroom/shower building.


    184 acres

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    This one-of-a-kind private river front acreage between Rock Creek and Midway is only three minutes off Highway 3 but travelling along the drive to the cabin after passing through the locked front gate it feels like a million miles away.

    It is 185 acres in one title with 2 parcels of divided by a piece of Crown land with a total of over 2.5 km of frontage on south side of the Kettle River.

    The riverfront is blessed with fishing and swimming holes including a wonderful protected bay with a sandy beach that is perhaps the nicest spot on the entire river. Here you can watch large rainbow trout waiting to take your well-placed fly or go for a swim in the calm clear water.

    The main property is 104± acres with a 45 acre hayfield for horses or wildlife the cabin and other improvements are on this parcel.

    Not your typical cabin in woods, the 1,015 ft2 one bedroom, open plan timber frame cottage was professionally constructed 2012 and can serve as a recreational cabin or year-round home. The covered timber frame patio on the main cabin and the separate covered barbecue area with large outdoor stone fireplace are ideal for entertaining. The property is ideal for guests to park RVs, enjoy the river and be treated royally with the separate wash and bath house with two full showers and bathroom.

    The second parcel is a very private 81± acre wildlife gem with over 1 km of riverfront, bounded by the river on the north and east, on the west by Crown land with high rocky bluffs and the south by gated private property; it is the perfect private hunting or wildlife sanctuary.

    The acreage is on a wildlife corridor for one of the area’s largest elk herds, home to a high population of whitetail deer with mule deer habitat in the rocky bluffs above. It’s not uncommon to see bears, a herd of elk crossing the river wild turkeys and grouse. The owner has strictly limited hunting to close friends and family to preserve this precious wildlife haven.

    This is a property that belongs in the hands of someone who appreciates the beauty and value of wildlife and understands how to create and enhance the wildlife experience. The Kettle River is a bonus that adds another precious layer of value to this very special place.

    Call today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.


    3214 Cenotaph Road. Located between Rock Creek and Midway.


    From Rock Creek travel approximately 8.9 km east to Cenotaph Road. Follow Cenotaph Road for 0.43 kilometres and turn left into the property driveway. There is a locked gate.

    Area Data

    Rock Creek

    (Population approximately 300)

    Rock Creek was once a flourishing gold and silver mining boom town. Remains of this early mining history are abundant, and just waiting to be explored on a day trip or tour through the regions’ tranquil hidden valleys. As copper, silver, lead, and zinc ores were being mined in large amounts, the Kettle Valley Railway, a branch line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, was built so that ore and smelter traffic would remain in Canada instead of being shipped to the US. Now one of Canada’s most historic and scenic railway routes, the Kettle Valley Railway ran past Rock Creek, operating between 1916 and 1973, when the track between the towns of Midway and Penticton was removed in 1980, providing an excellent hiking and biking trail.

    After the initial mining boom, the residents of Rock Creek began to develop an economy in agriculture, forestry and ranching, which remain the mainstays of the local economy today. Some of the finest blue ribbon livestock in British Columbia is now raised in Rock Creek and the surrounding area.

    The small town of Rock Creek and the Kettle Valley communities of Westbridge and Beaverdell are the gateways to hiking trails, wilderness recreation sites and some of the best fishing lakes in the Boundary Region. Rock Creek remains an unincorporated community, with services that include a gas station, convenience store, accommodation, pub, restaurant, fruit stand and gift shop.


    Mixture of hayfields with deciduous trees along the riverfront and open grasslands with conifers disbursed on the southern section of the property.


    This property provides its own endless recreational opportunities and the neighbourhood is also a great playground. The Kettle River provides great recreation in summer including fishing, swimming and canoeing. The hunting is second to none. The property is literally two minutes away from the Kettle Valley Golf Course.

    Nature Trails

    The hills and valleys in Boundary country teem with wildlife. Whitetail deer, elk, mule deer, black bears, coyotes, porcupines, bald eagles, hawks, owls and other wild life abound.

    Mountain Biking

    The Kettle Valley Railroad runs through Rock Creek, providing a perfect biking, hiking and walking route.

    Horseback Riding

    Trails are located throughout the area on miles of logging roads and skidding trails, ideal for trail riders on their own house or with a steed from a local stable.


    Conkle Lake has good car-top boat fishing for rainbow trout in an idyllic setting. Many other lakes within an easy drive.


    Golfers can tee off at the 9-hole Kettle Valley Golf Course 5 miles east of Rock Creek.


    Mount Baldy is a great place to picnic or hike in summer and great downhill and cross-country skiing in winter. It is a 45-minute drive north of Rock Creek.

    Provincial Parks

    The nearby Provincial Parks are: Johnstone Creek Provincial Park, Conkle Lake Provincial Park, Kettle River Provincial Rec. area and the Boundary Creek Provincial Park.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49° 1'55.04"N and 118°52'38.52"W


    • Power provided by generator
    • Cell service
    • Septic
    • Well


    • 1,015 ft2 one bedroom open plan timber frame cottage
    • Covered barbecue area with large outdoor stone fireplace
    • Separate washroom and shower building

    Tax Details

    $2,640 (2019)





    PID 028-201-701

    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.