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Laird Lake - Princeton, BC
SOLD $35,000
This lot is not accessible by public road to the property. Owners of the other ( 8 ) properties on the lake, park across the road and boat into their own private cabins.
There is no amenities that I am aware of, other than year round access via Hwy. 5A There is lots of parking just off the highway and a very nice boat launch to Laird lake.
Property Stats
The property is .36 acre in size on Laird Lake, also known as ( MacKenzie-Laird lake ) 91.41' of lake frontage x 91' at the rear by 198' on the west side by 198' on the east side. Most of the cabins located in the same general area as the subject property have the same grade down to the lake. There is a flat bench located about 100' from the lake which would be a perfect location for a cabin.
I noticed other cabin owners have taken advantage of the slope of the land and built their cabin half way down the grade of the property.
Property taxes for 2008 were $328.94
Crown Lease
The Ministry is in the process of selling adjacent Block A to the current holder to the lease, and both Block A and Block B will be resurveyed to post missing iron pins and to prepare a nice new survey plan. This likely won't be completed by the Land Surveyor until end of November.
The Integrated Land Management Bureau is open to accept an application to purchase from the registered holder of the lease
The Crown lease fee is 3% of the annual assessed land value of $59,100 which is the assessed land value as of July 1, 2007. The 2008 lease fee is $1,773.00 The Crown Lease was renewed for a new 15 year term on February 2, 2004.
Inquiries regarding the lease, and assignment process should be directed to Front Counter BC. 1-877-855-3222 Ask for the Kamloops office. There is a $280.00 fee payable upon the approval to assign the lease to any new owners.
Looking for privacy? Looking for something close to the Lower Main land? A short drive past Hope to Princeton and up the old Hwy. 5A towards Merritt will take you to Laird lake. Or you can exit via Merritt on the connector heading to Kelowna, and take the exit just past Corbett and Courtenay Lakes, and head south on Hwy. 5A for approx. 15 - 20 minutes to Laird Lake.
Laird Lake Stats
Laird Lake is located 2 km. south of Dry Lake on Hwy #5A, and approx. 5 km south of Allison Lake. Laird Lake has a surface area of 31 ha. or ( 77 acres )in size and supports good populations of Rainbows up to 11/2 pounds. Brook trout area also found in good numbers. Car top boat launching is available at the lake.
A low elevation of 811' offers a warm swimming lake in the summer. Laird lake has depths of 23 meters or 60 - 80' depths. There is NO MOTORS RESTRICTIONS ON LAIRD LAKE, and water skiing is allowed. Laird Lake is a deep crystal clear blue-green lake.
Laird Lake is surrounded by many fishing lakes. Several have larger rainbows which are "catch & release". Coming from Kelowna, you turn left off the Connector Hwy. onto 5A south and head past Aspen Grove and stay on the road to Princeton. Coming from Princeton you travel approx. 20 - 30 minutes to reach Laird lake.
Driving Time From
  • Vancouver to Laird Lake is approx. 3 hours.
  • Princeton to Laird Lake is approx. 20 minutes.
  • Hope to Laird Lake is approx. 2 hours.
  • Kelowna to Laird Lake is approx. 2 hrs.
  • Kamloops to Laird lake is approx. 2 hours
  • Penticton to Laird lake is approx. 1 1/2 hours
  • Fraser Valley to Laird Lake is approx. 2 1/2 hrs.
  • Merritt to Laird lake is approx. 40 minutes.
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