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Zoning June2006
Pimainus Lake
Merritt - Kamloops Region
SOLD $131,500
Lakeside Cottage
Facing due south with excellent sunny exposure.
The cabin was built in 1995 leaving only the former floor stringers. The cabin is 24' x 32' or 768 square feet in size, with a large 36' x 10' sun deck overlooking Pimainus Lake.
The cabin is finished with gyproc with pine finishing throughout.
Cabin comes complete with all furniture, beds, TV, VCR, and 12' aluminum GameFisher boat, with 4 hp Evenrude motor.
Main Living Area
Living room, 11'-7" x 21' Large "Bright" open living room over looking the lake. Three large thermo picture windows with sliders, allows for a fabulous view of Pimainus Lake and mountains. Vaulted living room ceiling adds to the already bright open floor plan. Steel side entry door to 36' x 10' sun deck. Free Standing wood stove on rock hearth, for heating the home. Make "Underwriters Laboratories" (approved by local fireman)
Kitchen, 12' x 21' Large bright open kitchen with lots of cupboards space, double stainless sink with running "cold" water only. Side pantry is all in pine. Thermo window over sink. Plumbed to a 45 gallon gray water tank to side of cabin. Propane Danby fridge is approx. 8 years old. Propane Danby stove is approx. 15 years old. Large separate preparation island.
Dining area
(square foot included in kitchen measurements) Two large picture windows. Wood dining room table with six chairs.
Cast iron tub with overhead shower, sink, and porti-potti. Plumbed to a 45 gallon gray water tank to side of cabin.
Spare Bedroom
10' x 7' - 6". Nicely finished with large thermo window. Bedroom furniture remains with sale.
Master Bedroom
10' x 10' Nicely finished room with side window and closet. Bedroom furniture stays with sale. Sliding thermo door to sun deck.
Property Stats
136' lake frontage x 111.54' at the rear road entrance x 316.05' on the west side x 336.97' on the east side.
The property is very private and not visible from the main road. The road is shared with neighbors on Block I. There is a moderate grade leading down to the lake, with a flat level beach area. The present owners have done a tremendous amount of work not only on the main cabin, but also the property has been laced with rock work around the cabin and walkways.
Floating dock in excellent condition is also included with the sale.
2006 Gross Property Taxes are $1,437.53
Zoning is RL - 1 for recreational/residential use.
Crown lease
The property is presently located on Crown Lease land. Crown Lease properties have been sold or (Crown Granted) on Pimainus Lake over the past years. Any prospective buyers that are interested in applying to purchase the land which the subject property is located on should contact the Integrated Land Management Bureau in Kamloops. (formerly Land & Water BC) to discuss the application process regarding lease assignment, and any fees associated with this process.
Don Meeks handles the shore land sales in the Kamloops Region and he can be contacted at the Kamloops branch of the Integrated Land Management Bureau in Kamloops at 250 - 372 - 2127
The Crown Lease was renewed for a 15 year term on June 28th, 1992 and the current owners will be renewing the lease in the month of June 2006. The annual Crown Lease fee is based on 3% of the annual assessed land value. The 2005 assessed land value is $113,000. The 2006 lease fee will be $3,390.00
Prospective buyers should also make their own inquiries at the Integrated Land Management Bureau in Kamloops regarding the assignment process, and fees associated with the assignment, as well as the time element involved in this process.
Additional Notes
There is a 150 gallon water storage tank, complete with hosing and plumbing to cabin. Powered by Briggs & Stratton gas pump at lake edge.
3 - 4 year old 1,000 Watt Yamaha Generator and 3,000 Watt Generac generator. ( stored at sellers residence in Surrey)
The cabin has battery lighting, as well as it is wired for power and lights for use with generator.
Two - 100# propane tank out back of cabin in storage area. One services the fridge and the other the stove.
The sun deck is 36' x 10' with pine railings and pressure treated stringers.
The ceiling is insulated to R-20 rating. The walls are insulated to R-12 rating.
12' x 12' storage shed. (was used as original cabin while building the newer cabin)
Out House was built in 2000 Single car garage. Wood shed.
I found the subject property to be very private and nicely treed. There is neighbors either side, but they are separated by the forest. The property is located up Pimainus Lake road just beyond the 38 Km sign. The Forest Service road is maintained and only keep open in the winter months if there is active logging in the area. I found the road to be in very good condition, but slow in some areas to between 50 to 60 km. The drive in from the pavement takes approx. 40 to 45 minutes, and prospective buyers should take note of this. There is no hydro or phone services available at the lake.
The resort owners at Chataway Lake Resort keep the road open to their turn at Km 24, and potential buyers may have to snow mobile in the last portion of the road.
The mountain ranges provide for an excellent fall hunting region, and the winter months provide an excellent snow pack for the snowmobiliers, as you can see by the attached pictures on the droop down box on the web site.
There is another alternate route that comes in from Hwy. 8 located between Lower Nicola and Spencers Bridge. It has been a number of years since I have been on that route.
There is also a slower back mountain road for the avid fisherman that takes you past Calling and OK Lakes and brings you through the mines to the highway between Ashcroft and Logan lake.
Pimainus Lake Stats
There is no motor, gear or bait restrictions on Pimainus Lake. Pimainus Lake is mostly used for fishing, swimming, and canoeing. Pimainus lake is one of a chain of 4 lakes that make up the Pimainus Lakes. Situated on the Thompson Plateau within the north Nicola forest region, Pimainus lake is surrounded by gently rolling hills with slopes ranging from 5 to 16%. These hills are composed mainly of lodgepole pine mixed with very small amounts of Spruce.
Pimainus lake contains large number of wild rainbow in the 1 to 2 lb. range. Good populations of chironomid, damsel fly, caddis fly, dragon fly and flying ants inhabit the lake and surrounding area.
The elevation of Pimainus lake is 5002 feet. The size of Pimainus lake is 54.2 ha. or 133.9 acres. Maximum depth is 42 feet.
Area lakes include Chataway, Abbott, Antler, Billy, Dot, Echo, Gordon, Gump, Gypsum, Leroy, Rosco, Tyner, Tupper, Calling, and Big OK Lakes. This is an excellent area for the Kamloops trout ranging from 1 lb. to 5 lbs.
Location & Showings
Appointments are strictly through Bob Dirks with Premier Canadian Properties at 1- 866 - 765- 0579 or 250 - 765- 0570 Please allow a day or two to make arrangements for showings.
Driving time from:
  • Kelowna to Pimainus Lake is 2 hrs. 15 minutes
  • Kamloops to Pimainus Lake is approx. 1 1/2 hours.
  • Vernon to Pimainus Lake is approx. 2 1/2 hours.
  • Merritt to Pimainus Lake is approx. 45 minutes.
  • Fraser Valley to Pimainus Lake is approx. 3 hrs. to 3 1/2 hrs.
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