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Rural Homestead Property with Running Creek - Trout Lake, BC
Rural Homestead Property with Running Creek - Trout Lake, BC
Lush acreage backs onto Crown land. Surrounded by year-round recreation: epic snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, & excellent fishing on nearby Trout & Staubert Lake. Beaton Creek cuts though the land. Several older out-buildings & manufactured home.
  • Size: 154.67 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: $350,000
  • Listing Agent: Matt Cameron - matt@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-200-1199
Description :

This lush acreage and former homestead property would make the ideal rural retreat or cabin property. The land is located in an off the beaten track location just north of Trout Lake, BC in the wild and beautiful Selkirk Mountains. The area has a great reputation with outdoor enthusiasts; some are drawn to the area for its very snowy winters and the epic snowmobiling and backcountry skiing and only a couple kilometres away is Great White North Cat Skiing offering some of BC’s best backcountry guided cat skiing. Less than a kilometre away is Staubert Lake and a few kilometres further is 30+ km long Trout Lake, both excellent fishing lakes; the later being home to the world’s largest trout. With little human influence the wildlife flow is incredible. In a 30-day span a wild life camera on the land photographed a black bear family multiple times, grizzly, cougar, mountain caribou, black and grey wolves, and a moose family, all drawn to the fresh water creek that runs through the land year-round. The land also backs onto Crown land and a trail has been cleared through the thick forest to the Crown land. The land was logged and is now thick re-growth.


Coming off “Highway” 31, which is a quiet country/gravel road, there is a driveway that extends though some mature forest to an old homesite out of site from the road with a small flat clearing around it. The land is generally flat and gradually sloping off the highway until you get toward the back of the land. A portion of the land (approx. 8 to 10 acres) along the road is wetland and fed by Beaton Creek. There is also about 8 to 10 acres of land on the other side of “Highway” 31, but the majority of the land is on the one side of the road. Within the homesite there is an older manufactured home of little value, but there are some very functional outbuildings - multi-bay machine and equipment sheds, wood sheds around the open homesite. The owners used to draw water off the creek and it was conveniently gravity fed down to the homesite. The ground is very fertile, the growing season a little short but the quality of the soils helps overcome the shorter growing season.

Location :

4541 Highway 31


Do not let the address fool you by thinking this property sits on a busy highway or road, this “highway” is a gravel stretch of road that is certainly off the beaten track.


Travel Distances

  • Nakusp - 55 mins
  • Revelstoke - 1 hour 25 mins (includes ferry - runs year-round - no cost)
  • Kaslo - 1 hour 45 mins
  • Nelson - 2 hours 45 mins
  • Kamloops - 4 hours
  • Kelowna - 4 hours (includes ferry - runs year-round - no cost)
Improvements :

All of the buildings are quite dated but still offering some function and use, except for the manufactured home which may need to be removed.


  • Manufactured home
  • 3-bay machine shed with work shop/tool room
  • Wood shed
  • Additional machine shed with multiple bays - ideal for mill and storing equipment
Investment Features : Potential to purchase an adjacent piece that is lakefront from same family for an additional sum.
Services :
  • Power on site
  • Internet and land line available
  • No cell service
  • Water has been taken from Beaton Creek and is gravity-fed to homesite. Licence not currently in place
  • Septic system dated and of unknown condition
Area Data :

Trout Lake
The town is home to some 40 permanent residents who enjoy the peaceful life in a small remote community surrounded by nature’s wonders. In addition to these 40 residents there are many recreational dwellings and cabins in the town and along the lake, owned by people who have already discovered this remarkable are and visit for its year-round recreation. The town, although unincorporated, has paved streets, town water system and many amenities. There is a general store/gas station serving basic groceries and booze. A cat ski operation has a lodge and now caters to day skiers coming from Revelstoke Mountain Resort. A small coffee shop is open now and then and a couple homes do a bed and breakfast/rental, but for the most part it is very quiet.

History : Trout Lake is an old silver mining town that dates to 1890, and was part of a massive boom in silver, gold, lead and zinc mining. Trout Lake City's hey-day ran from around 1897 to 1907, when the population exceeded 1,000. The town site was full of silver prospectors, and just as importantly, all the businesses to serve them. The budding city quickly obtained numerous stores and hotels, a hospital, a school, churches, and a skating rink. Sitting at the head of Trout Lake it was also expected to be a major transportation hub.
Zoning :

RH - Rural Holdings - part of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.


Principal Uses

  • Single family
  • Agriculture
  • Backcountry recreation
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Small scale sawmill
  • Stand alone camp site
  • Timber Harvesting

Accessory Uses

  • B&B
  • Kennel
  • Guest ranch
  • Residential campsite
  • Secondary dwelling
Legal : DL: 5694; LD: Kootenay (26);
PID 016-033-663
Taxes : $952 + $117 for manufactured home
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 50°40'9.69"N and 117°37'30.83"W
Listing # : 18253