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Large Private Lakefront Acreage Close to Town - Kamloops, BC
Large Private Lakefront Acreage Close to Town - Kamloops, BC
147 acres with 1,700 ft lakefront on Curry Lake. 3.5 km driveway. Mixture of grass/pasture, deciduous trees & fir forest. Perimeter fenced. 1,100 ft2 home is off-grid with historic pioneer home restored by the owners. Septic & well. Shop/garage, woodshed, storage.
  • Size: 147.6 acres
  • Area: OKANAGAN
  • Price: $629,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Description :

Located only a short 30-minute drive from downtown Kamloops sits 147 acres on Curry Lake. There is a 3.5 kilometre driveway off Campbell Range Road comprised of a legal easement, gazetted road and Crown land. This property is completely private and located in an area with some incredible history. 100% usable land which is gently sloping with plateaus and terraces coming up from the lake valley. The acreage has a mixture of grass/pasture, deciduous trees and fir forest with your closest neighbours being the deer, moose, bear, beaver, eagles that call this area home.


With 1,700 feet (approx.) lakefront footage on Curry Lake you can take in the views or go for an early morning canoe with your coffee. There's nothing more Canadian than a game of pond hockey on a frozen lake in the winter. The property also contains several other ponds, many of which contain water throughout the summer attracting local wildlife and making this property the perfect candidate for an equestrian set up or small hobby farm. The property is completely perimeter fenced and most of the valley grasslands have been cleared of rocks.


This property is “off-grid” although on the grid Hydro power is approximately 2.5 km from the property line so there is a possibility to bring in power in the future. Enjoy all the privacy and benefits of this treed remote property bearing in mind that you are only 15 minutes to Barnhartvale/Dallas groceries, gas, hair salon, Subway etc. Although most of the surrounding area does not actually have cell phone coverage this particular property does have reliable cell coverage.


The home itself is an original pioneer two-storey home built in approximately the late 1800s/early 1900s. This historic home was lovingly restored by the owners from 2013–2015, including structural, roof, windows, logs, doors, new professional chinking ... leaving some finishing to your own vision. The house is a total square footage of 1,100 ft2 with an additional 520 ft2 wraparound covered deck. Another interesting feature is the home’s central location in a beautiful meadow that has been developed into a 3-hole golf course.


The home is a very modest two-storey log structure with living room, kitchen, bathroom, utility room, large entry foyer and master bedroom which takes up the entire second level. Heating to the home is provided by a Drolet wood stove with blower, rated to heat up to 2,100 square feet and an Empire 1500 BTU propane direct vent furnace. Hot water is provided by a Rinnai Tankless, on demand propane hot water system fuelled by a professionally installed 325 gallon propane tank. Additional home features include, Nova water softener, Unique brand fridge and stove (4 years old), top load washing machine, reverse osmosis system - under sink.


Utilities
The property is serviced by the following:

  • 305 foot well. 15 gallons/minute - drilling company confirmed water is drawn from an aquafer
  • 800-gallon water holding tank housed in a 100 ft2 insulated well house - installed 2015
  • All-seasons 2-inch waterline, gravity feed to the house with 36 pounds pressure - installed 2015
  • Airlift water pump system
  • 305 ft well also supplies seasonal water line to shop and garden area
  • 2 shallow wells
  • New septic system: rockless septic field using infiltrator system
  • 2 chamber synthetic 1,000 gallon septic tank

Outbuildings

  • 18 x 24 ft shop/garage with 10 foot ceiling
  • 10 x 24 ft wood shed and storage
  • 10 x 10 ft root cellar
  • 8 x 10 ft cabin/guest cottage/storage
  • 10 x 40 ft garden area - apple trees, rhubarb etc.

To sum it up, this private acreage is located in an ecological paradise on a beautiful lake, major waterfowl flyway, and superb habitat for whitetail, mule deer and moose. The property is in the heart of some of BC’s top fishing lakes. Kamloops has hosted the Fly-Fishing World Championship. It’s a true outdoorsman’s playground with this property directly bordering crownland there’s almost limitless country to explore from your doorstep.


The history in this area is quite interesting and the rumour is the famed train robber Billy Miner hid out in the area where this home is located. In addition to the train robber history the homesteaders in the area learned from the local First Nations people that the pond located on this property has healing properties and is aptly referred to as “The Healing Pond.”


Don’t wait to call the listing REALTOR® for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

Location : NE ¼ Campbell Range Rd - Kamloops, BC
Access : Call the listing REALTOR® for detailed directions.
Improvements :
  • Main house - original pioneer two-storey home built in approximately the late 1800s/early 1900s. This historic home was lovingly restored by the owners from 2013–2015, including structural, roof, windows, logs, doors, new professional chinking. The house is a total square footage of 1,100 ft2 with an additional 520 ft2 wraparound covered deck.
  • 18 x 24 ft shop/garage with 10 foot ceiling
  • 10 x 24 ft wood shed and storage
  • 10 x 10 ft root cellar
  • 8 x 10 ft cabin/guest cottage/storage
  • 10 x 40 ft garden area - apple trees, rhubarb etc.
Services :
  • Propane
  • Drilled well
  • Septic installed
  • Cell coverage
Recreation :

Sandstone canyons, grasslands and evergreen timberlands play host to incredible hiking, mountain biking and camping. Kamloops is also a major golfing destination, with around a dozen courses close by. More than 100 lakes and two major rivers provide great fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting and tubing.


In the winter, outdoor activities abound. Do some exploring on snowshoes or cross-country skis; take the kids tubing or tobogganing, or to an outdoor ice rink; or visit nearby Sun Peaks Resort for some downhill action. Want to go faster? Try one of several snowmobiling destinations. For those who'd rather take it slow, there are horse-drawn sleigh rides and many tranquil lakes for ice fishing and paddling.

Area Data :

Campbell Lake
Campbell Lake is a narrow lake approximately a mile and a half long, and fairly shallow which often makes for good fly fishing. The lake is surrounded mostly with typical grassland vegetation. The campsite area is nestled in a stand of fir on the southerly shore is very nicely done with a number of good sites.


Kamloops
Located at the confluence of the South and North Thompson Rivers where you get to enjoy year-round outdoor activities including easy access to great skiing. It is a young, vibrant city which allows the best of everything both the city and the country has to offer only 3 hours from Chilliwack.

Zoning : AF-1 Agriculture Forestry Zone
Legal :

NORTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 1 TOWNSHIP 19 RANGE 16 WEST OF THE 6TH MERIDIAN KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT EXCEPT THEREOUT THE LANDS COVERED BY THE WATERS OF LAKE "W" AS SHOWN UPON A PLAN OF TOWNSHIP DATED 1/4/09


PID 001-686-607

Taxes : $1,107.95 (2019)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 50°35'12.47"N and 120° 5'12.78"W
Listing # : 19245