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Arrow Park Habitat Paradise - Upper Arrow Lake
Arrow Park Habitat Paradise - Upper Arrow Lake
Picturesque 773 acres with over 7,000 feet of lake and creekfront. Great habitat for deer, moose, bear, grouse, geese and ducks. Fishing right from the property in Mosquito Creek and Arrow Lakes.
  • Size: 773 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: $599,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

This previously logged property offers tremendous views of Upper Arrow Lake, Mosquito Creek, Saddle Mountain, Scalping Knife Mountain and Mount Ingersoll. It offers over 7,000 feet of waterfront that loads of geese and ducks call home. You can also access the lake from the property for recreation or fishing for large rainbow and bull trout or kokanee salmon. On land deer, moose and bear love the new forage that is growing since the logging of the property.


Several great buildings sites are available with 360 views. A round house would be perfect.


With the logging that has taken place, land could be cleared for agriculture. Other ranches exist nearby. Under the existing zoning subdivision is possible, however with the property in the ALR a minimum lot size is 150 acres, so a maximum of five parcels could be achieved.

Location : 3 Lower Mosquito Road - Arrow Park West
Access :

From Fauquier
Travel north on Highway 6 for 36 km or from Nakusp travel south on Highway 6 for 22 km to Arrow Park Road. Take the ferry to Arrow Park.


Ferry Service Hours

  • On demand
  • 5 am - 12:05 pm
  • 2:15 pm - 9:20 pm

Crossing time: 5 minutes


On the other side of the lake travel west for 3 km on Lower Mosquito Road (LMR) to the south east corner of the property. This road travels along the eastern portion of the property and leaves the property just before the Mosquito Creek Bridge. This becomes Branch 20 Road. Follow this road until you reach Harrison Road where you will turn left. This will take you to the western side of the property.

You can also reach the property from the Whatshan Lake Forest Service Road in good conditions and you know your way. This is a backcountry route.

Improvements : No improvements.
Investment Features : Great waterfront property for outdoor adventure, agriculture and subdivision potential.
Services : No services.
Recreation : With endless possibilities this area offers developed and natural hot springs, fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, back country skiing and close access to cat and heli-skiing. Sledding is a very popular activity in winter. As, well ski areas such as Silver Star, Revelstoke, Whitewater and Red Mountain are only a couple hours’ drive away. Nakusp has their own community ski hill called Summit Lake Ski and Snowboard Area.
Vegetation : New growth of deciduous and conifers on most of the property with more mature stands around the waterfront and gullies.
Area Data :

Arrow Park is situated at “The Narrows,” a narrow channel which separates Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes. Residents on the west shore are a short, free cable ferry ride away from Highway 6 on the east shore. Businesses in Arrow Park include a pottery studio and a resort. The Arrow Park Ferry serves as one of the region’s links to the abundant outdoor adventure possibilities on the west shore of the Arrow Lakes.


Established over 120 years ago and incorporated in 1964, Nakusp has a rich long history of logging, mining and of course of the famous sternwheelers, which can be explored by visiting the Nakusp Museum and the Arrow Lakes Historical Society’s archives.


With a population of just over 1,500, Nakusp is a family friendly community offering the amenities of a larger center and a vibrant business community with a wonderful variety of accommodations, dining, stores and services.


Activities and services in Nakusp include a sports complex, skate park, playgrounds, Municipal Park with campground, hot springs, golf course, beach, marina and boat launch.

History :

In August 1811 Finian McDonald (one of David Thompson’s men) came up the Arrow Lakes and went as far as just above Revelstoke. He was the first white man on the Arrow Lakes.


It was the 1865 Big Bend Gold Rush which brought the first steamers to the area and the first settlers arrived in 1890.


Nakusp settlement history began in 1892 and so it became part of the fur trade route as well as the jump off point for some of the early silver, lead and zinc mining in the Slocan Valley.


In 1882 the Nakusp Town Site was put up for sale by the Rand brothers. Twenty-five foot lots sold for as much as $30 each. The speculation had it that if the Slocan Valley mining boom continued, Nakusp would also become a mining town.


Since there were no roads or railways between the Kootenay mining areas and Vancouver, goods had to be shipped via water ways from Nakusp, up the Arrow Lakes to Revelstoke where the main CPR line was located. For a time Nakusp became a thriving community on this shipping route.


The first post office was opened in 1892 in the Nakusp House Hotel, which was located on Bay Street, right below the Leland Hotel. The first store also opened in 1892 as well as the first sawmill. The first newspaper printed its first edition in October 1893 and in 1898 Nakusp saw its first church. In 1905 Nakusp got its first phone system, and in 1908 a hospital followed, then in 1909 a bank, and power came to the town in 1920.


The Nakusp Slocan Railway was completed in 1893 but with a smelter built in Trail, the plan for a smelter in Nakusp vanished.


The road from Nakusp to Burton was built in 1913, the same year the Burton to Edgewood road was finished.


In 1925, the Arrow Lakes Valley was connected with the Okanagan as the road over the Monashee to Vernon was completed. In 1930, Nakusp and New Denver were connected via road and thus, by the 1930’s Nakusp’s key geographical location, halfway between Nelson and Vernon as the Gateway to the Kootenays - became apparent.


Of course the forestry industry has always been a vital part of this town, and in 1951 Nakusp became the center of a large pole and lumber industry.


In 1905 Nakusp had a population of 300 residents. This number steadily grew until the 1960s when BC Hydro began studying the possibility of damming the Arrow Lakes. BC Hydro did dam the Arrow Lakes in 1969, thereby raising the level of the Lake to the 1,446 ft contour.


The Village of Nakusp was incorporated November 24th, 1964 with Joseph Parent as its first mayor. The area around the airport was annexed in 1979 and the Brouse/Glenbank areas were annexed in 1994.


In recent years the current Nakusp Hot Springs and Halcyon Hot Springs facilities were constructed, as well as many hiking trails throughout the area. While logging has declined, tourism has increased and become more important in both winter and summer.

Zoning : AG3
Legal : DISTRICT LOT 870 KOOTENAY DISTRICT EXCEPT PLAN NEP20563
PID 014-015-595
Taxes : $1,333 (2017)
Map Reference : 50° 7'26.07"N and 117°56'52.72"W
Listing # : 17309