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    Private Acreage - Eagle Bay, South Shuswap

    Shuswap Listing No. 20134

    This 20-acre parcel is gradually sloped with several good building sites. Located on the southern slopes overlooking Eagle Bay on Shuswap Lake. The property feels like a park.


    Price
    $185,000

    Size
    20 acres

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    Description

    The property is well forested land that was selectively logged over 20 years ago. Potential views of Shuswap Lake and surrounding mountains might be available with some tree removal and clearing. Access is through a registered easement. This stunning property is off-grid, however power and telephone are possible to bring in with a neighbour. There are natural springs on the property, however no water licences are in place. There are no known riparian areas.

    Located close to the property is Herman Lake, a small serene lake situated above Eagle Bay in the South Shuswap. The property and lake have a diverse ecosystem filled with woodland and wetland flora and fauna. Songbirds, eagles, waterfowl, and fireflies fill the air. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout who share the waters with western painted turtles and other aquatic life.

    Moose, white-tailed deer, mule deer and black bear are often seen. This wildlife mecca can be enjoyed by canoe, on foot, or simply from the residence’s living room window or front porch. This property offers peace, tranquility and privacy, along with location and an outdoor lifestyle you have been seeking. Be inspired by nature, step back and relax.

    This Eagle Bay property is only a few kilometers to the best beaches on Shuswap Lake, local boat launches, golf courses, kids summer camps, music festivals and just about everything else you need to enjoy yourself in the Shuswap. Excellent shopping is close by at Blind Bay, Salmon Arm or Sorrento, less than a 40-minute drive.

    Satellite TV and satellite Internet is available. There is a school bus stop on Eagle Bay Road at the bottom of Ivy Road. Herman Lake in the Shuswap is located halfway between Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC. Once you are here, you may never want to leave the solitude and family outdoor recreational opportunities or development potential at Herman Lake. It’s all here in the Shuswap.

    Whether it is ATV riding, watersports, fishing, hiking, hunting or wildlife watching your spring, summer and autumn months will be full of activity. In winter you can snowshoe, ice skate or ice fish on Herman Lake, without driving anywhere. Snowmobile trails are abundant in the area that connect to the property.

    Location

    Viewing absolutely by Appointment Only.

    LS16 Bastion-Ivy Road - Eagle Bay, South Shuswap.

    Access

    Viewing absolutely by Appointment Only.

    Turn north at the Balmoral Store from the Trans-Canada Highway between Sorrento and Salmon Arm. Follow Balmoral Road, which becomes Eagle Bay Road, for about 20 km. Turn right onto Ivy Road and follow for 3 km up the hill on to Bastion-Ivy Road, then for 2 km to the gated private property. There is an easement to follow to the property from here. Ask listing agent for details.

    Area Data

    Eagle Bay is located on the southern shores of Shuswap Lake in the Thompson Okanagan region. This small friendly community, with a population around 430, enjoys views to the north of Crowfoot Mountain, panoramic views of the lake, and Copper Island. Access to a wide range of activities in the wilderness areas, the warm lake, sandy beaches, moderate weather with long sunny days all create a highly desirable area to live.

    Shuswap Lake, with four different arms roughly shaped like an “H”, all merge with a shallow band of water known as “The Narrows.” With approximately 1,430 km of shoreline, it provides virtually endless opportunity to play and explore. With water temperatures reaching up to 21°C mid-summer, there are many months to enjoy the warm lake.

    The Shuswap Marina provides full services including year-round moorage, covered storage, service department, rentals, small store and used boat sales. The marina is located at the end of Ingram Road, just off Blind Bay Road. From the lakeside, the marina is opposite Copper Island, west of Blind Bay.

    The Shuswap has the largest houseboat fleet in Canada, and one of the largest in the world, offering a fabulous way to vacation with family and friends, lazily drifting along the lake gazing at blue skies and gorgeous mountains.

    The largest community close to Eagle Bay is the lakeside community of Blind Bay. Blind Bay offers opportunity to restock groceries. There are multiple dining options in the area—enough to satisfy a wide range of palettes. Lodging includes motels, resorts, campgrounds and summer cottages. Nearby Salmon Arm provides all the amenities of a larger city. With full amenities for shopping, medical services, banking and schools. The closest International Airport is in Kelowna, with the closest Domestic Airport being in Kamloops.

    Vegetation

    The property supports mature cedar, fir and birch. The areas surrounding this property are predominantly forested with Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, white birch, cedar and poplar. Deciduous trees provide a crazy show of colour in the autumn while the deep green evergreens showcase the bright colours.

    Wildlife in the area includes moose, white-tailed deer, coyote, beaver, and numerous bird species, including ruffed grouse, songbirds, snipe, calliope, and a variety of waterfowl. Birding and botany at it’s finest! Beautiful green space to relax or regroup.

    Recreation

    Summer Activities

    Eagle Bay has a safe sandy beach for swimming, picnicking or soaking in the summer heat. Houseboats and pleasure crafts of all types give opportunity to spend time on the water, skiing, boarding, tubing or simply relaxing. Nature buffs and birders can kayak or canoe to a favourite location or head over to enjoy ‘water access only’ campsites. Fishing for Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon, rainbow, lake and Kamloops trout, and burbot are popular pursuits for anglers.

    Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park is one of the most popular boating and canoeing locations in the Southern Interior. Shuswap Lake is the product of the glacial scouring that also rounded the surrounding Shuswap Highlands, and is made up of four large arms: the Shuswap Lake Main Arm, Salmon Arm, Anstey Arm, and Seymour Arm.

    Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park is located on the shores of Shuswap Lake, at the northern tip of the peninsula where the four arms of Shuswap Lake meet. This 176-hectare park features a lengthy sandy beach and four wharves for boaters. Basic facilities are provided and there are walk-in campsites with a great view of Shuswap Lake. Cinnemousun Narrows Park is accessible by water only.

    White Lake Provincial Park has a reputation for excellent rainbow trout fishing whether fly fishing, trolling or ice fishing. It is one of the top three angling lakes in the province in terms of angler days.

    The Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club offer an 18-hole championship course. The course provides challenge for both the accomplished and casual golfer. The club includes a driving range, 2 practice greens, and practice sand bunkers. This course is within a 25 km drive.

    The Shuswap Highland Peninsula provides unlimited hiking, mountain biking, endless ATV roads and off-road trails.

    Adams River provides excellent rafting opportunities for every age and ability. The Adams River Gorge provides a thrilling white-water experience. Other river areas provide a more relaxing family experience. Adams River is mostly famous for its world-renown sockeye salmon run late summer where, in peak years, 2 million salmon have been known to spawn.

    Agri-tourism is a growing industry. Supporting this trend are many farms to experience within an hour’s drive. Wineries, berry farms, orchards, cheese plants, dairy farms, corn fields, pumpkin/gourd patches, canning/cider pressing, and petting zoos are a sampling of enjoying the diversity in the surrounding area.

    Salmon Arm offers indoor activities from pools, curling, skating, organized sport groups, and bowling.

    Winter Activities

    Silver Star, Sun Peaks and Revelstoke Mountains are all world-famous mountain resorts within a 2-hour drive from this unique property. Search for powder, hit the bumps or cruise the corduroy groomed runs. Closer to home, back country Nordic, heli and backcountry skiing offer even more adventure. After ski activities are ice skating, tubing and horse drawn sleigh rides.

    Crowfoot Mountain, Eagle Pass and Spa Hills all have active snowmobile clubs. They provide miles of groomed trails or staging areas to head out off-piste exploring.

    Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, or simply building a snowman and tobogganing are additional ways of outdoor recreation for enjoying the mild snowy winters.

    History

    The beautiful Shuswap Lake takes its name from the Shuswap Indians, northern most of the Great Salishan Family, and one of the largest tribes in the interior of British Columbia. Once numbering over 5,000, these people were fishermen and hunters, roaming through the vast land of lakes and forests, reaching 240 kilometres to the west, east and north. Salmon Arm takes its name from the southwest arm of the Shuswap Lake, due to the large runs of salmon that used to run up the creeks that empty into the lake.

    Harry Brainard was the first orchardist in the area during the 1890s. James Kinghorn was another pioneer who renamed ‘Trappers Landing’ to Sorrento. James had a love for big homes and this original home can still be visited—the Spes Bona.

    Many other historic sites include vehicle and motorcycle museums, churches and the remains of buildings that were the once-booming railway of nearby Notch Hill.

    Map Reference

    50°55'24.63"N and 119° 9'46.57"W

    Services

    Off-grid with option to bring in power and telephone with neighbour. Well and septic required.

    Tax Details

    $330 (2020)

    Zoning

    LH Large Holdings

    The purpose of the LH zone is either (1) to ensure appropriate use of lands not suitable for intensive development or (2) to serve as a holding designation for development which may be suitable in the future. Residential and agricultural use are permitted.

    Legal

    THE WEST 1/2 LEGAL SUBDIVISION 16 SECTION 34 TOWNSHIP 22 RANGE 9 WEST OF THE 6TH MERIDIAN KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT

    PID 013-670-522

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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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