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    Lessard Lake Ranch - Dean River Road - Anahim Lake, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 21065

    Perfect opportunity for anyone with a self-sufficient attitude & desire to ranch, to live their off-grid dream. Private, peaceful homestead surrounded by fresh water, fresh air, sunshine & endless wildlife. Remote, rustic log cabin, bar, workshop, remote 650 acres & 486 AUM range.


    650 acres + range permit

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    Live the off-grid dream on this remote ranch north of Anahim Lake. The picturesque setting offers a 1,340 ft2 rustic log cabin on a poured concrete foundation with a metal roof and covered deck. The cabin is complete with a large kitchen, living room with wood fireplace, bathroom on the main floor and 3 bedrooms upstairs. The cabin is perfectly appointed next to the creek offering endless fresh water, sunshine and stunning views.

    The homestead also offers a log barn, a workshop and a generator shed.

    The 3 titles and range offer 650 deeded acres with the 486 AUM Range Tenure providing grazing for 96 cows and 4 bulls from May 21 to October 15 on Crown. The 2 northerly quarters are adjacent and close to the northwest corner of Lessard Lake. The southerly quarter is at the south end of Lessard Lake, about 3 miles from the homesite.

    Hump Creek and the outlet to Lessard Lake runs through part of the homesite and Lessard Creek runs through the southern 320 acres. Lessard is a mix of about 225 acres of tame hay land, producing about 100 tons of hay, and 95 acres of forested grazing and meadows fenced with log fence and some barbed wire.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get back to nature and live off the land in a stunning setting.


    8352 Dean River Road - Anahim Lake, BC


    Anahim Lake is located in the Chilcotin Region of BC. It is 315 km west of Williams Lake and 135 km east of Bella Coola on Highway 20. The ranch is approximately 40 km north of the town of Anahim Lake on the Dean River Road. The Dean River Road is all dirt and is maintained year-round by Highways. Contact listing REALTOR® for detailed directions or to arrange a viewing.

    Anahim Lake also has an airport offering scheduled flights from Vancouver, via Bella Coola, on Pacific Coastal.

    Area Data

    Anahim Lake

    This small Chilcotin community has a population of approximately 300 people and is the home of NHL star, Carey Price. The community itself supports 2 gas stations, 2 grocery stores and 2 restaurants. It also offers a school, RCMP Station and a Post Office.

    Anahim Lake is surrounded by Coastal mountain ranges, tranquil lakes and expansive grasslands. It is well known for its incredible wilderness terrain, excellent ranching and it’s annual rodeo.

    Dean River

    The Dean River starts its life in Nimpo Lake flowing out as a small stream. It begins to meander slowly to the northwest and into nearby Anahim Lake. It then continues onward past Abuntlet and Lessard Lake towards Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. This upper headwater section of the river is accessible by boat and is best known for its resident wild rainbow trout. Once inside Tweedsmuir Park, the Dean River turns to the west, travelling downward through the Coast mountain range to the Dean Channel and out into the Pacific Ocean. The lower portion of the Dean, from the mouth of the river to Crag Creek, is the salmon and steelhead section and can only be reached by boat via Dean Channel or by air.

    Dean River Valley between Anahim Peak to the west and the Ilgachuz and Itcha Ranges to the east, is one of the great valley of the Chilcotin. It is a wildlife paradise with moose, caribou, wolves, bears, ducks and geese.

    Lessard Lake

    Lessard Lake is 444 acres in area, 3 metres deep and contains wild rainbow trout and char ranging from 2-4 lbs. You can canoe across the lake in about an hour while experiencing bird and wildlife viewing like never before.


    Anahim Lake is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, hunting, fishing, trail riding and year-round recreational outdoor activities. It can be referred to as the gateway to Tweedsmuir Park offering beautiful summer hiking trails and epic winter snowmachining. Anahim Lake is also the trailhead for the Precipice, the Rainbow Mountain Range and Mt. Kappan lookout. It is known for its fishing because of its easy access to numerous surrounding lakes and the world famous Dean River. You can find endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors int his vast area.


    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    52°40'0.39"N and 125°27'35.10"W


    • Wood heat
    • Propane hot water
    • 100 amp electric
    • Electrical service with power from a diesel generator
    • Drilled well
    • Septic

    Tax Details





    PID 004-061-861

    PID 014-172-496

    PID 015-752-801

    Range Permit RAN076757

    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.