Loon Lake Ranch. 2,277 acres, 12 titles, 1,500± ft lakefront, high 3,994 AUM Range permit for 800 head, good water supply for 4-pivot irrigation system. 4 hours from Vancouver on paved road.
Loon Lake Ranch comprises 2,275 acres of deeded land in 12 titles with about 1,500 ft of frontage on Loon Lake. 8 of the titles extend along the Loon Creek valley bottom for about 6 miles with the eastern most title a beautiful site fronting on picturesque Upper Loon Lake. The other 4 satellite titles are good grazing meadows.
The 4-pivot irrigation system covers about 340 acres and with 150± acres of wheel lines, flood, and sub irrigation the total production land totals about 490± acres. Total production land will have to be confirmed.
The ranch has an ample water supply with 11 Water Licences and good ability to store water. Previous production numbers were reported at 1,500± tons per year from 2 cuts no current production numbers are available.
The 3,994 AUM Range Permit allows grazing for 800 head on Crown Land including 496 AUMs for winter grazing from November 1 to December 20. Ranches such as this one with a high carrying capacity for cattle are highly sought after in British Columbia and do not come up for sale often.
The ranch was previously run as an 800 head cow-calf operation but has been leased for the last few years. The lease will continue until the end of 2022 providing an ROI of about 1.8%.
The ranch was impacted by the Elephant Hill forest fire in 2017 which destroyed the hay shed, barn and corrals. Fencing has been replaced and grass for grazing is far superior to before the fire.
Ranch improvements are now limited to a double wide modular home on a knoll overlooking the lake, so it is an open canvas for a new owner to create a dream ranch.
Loon Lake is a super popular lake in the south Cariboo region of BC only 4 hours from Vancouver. It is well known for its fishing opportunities for feisty rainbow trout and another trophy fishing lake partially on one of the ranch properties that is accessed through the ranch would be a great spot to build a cabin.
The ranch and surrounding Crown land is known for its abundant wildlife, with deer, moose, bear, and grouse populations returning after the fire.
Photos used in this brochure were taken before the fire. We will replace them with current pictures as soon as possible.
3250 Loon Lake Road, East end of Loon Lake BC in the south Cariboo Region of BC
From Cache Creek go ±12 miles north on Highway 97 to Loon Lake Road. From Clinton, go ± 11 miles south on Highway 97 to Loon Lake Road, go 18 miles east on Loon Lake Road to the ranch entrance. It is only ±4 hours from Vancouver.
Loon Lake in the Bonaparte Plateau is in a valley between BC's Bonaparte Plateau to the north and west and the Arrowstone hills to the south and east on the larger Thompson Plateau.
The lake is long, narrow, deep, and clear the shoal area extends out into the lake for about 5 metres then drops off quickly. The shoal area contains sedge and bulrushes.
The length of the north shore has been developed with resorts, permanent homes, and summer residences. Many families have owned summer homes on Loon Lake for three or four generations. Local government is provided by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, local policing is from Clinton and the closest hospital is at Ashcroft.
The lake is stocked and offers excellent rainbow trout fishing.
Fishing, swimming, boating, paddling, hunting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and much more.
Please see maps and plans included - all boundaries are approximate.
51°10'22.65"N and 121° 6'3.30"W
Electricity, satellite TV & Internet
Requested Thompson Nicola Regional District Jan 7, 2014
Grazing Permit # RAN076653 3,996 AUM’s
11 Water Licenses
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