Lakefront Lot on Puntataenkut Lake with A-frame Cabin and Complete Privacy – Baker Creek, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: Featuring a 2,352 sqft lakefront lot in Baker Creek, BC. The property offers approximately 100 feet of lake frontage on Puntataenkut Lake, which has excellent trout fishing. There is a 1,000 sqft cabin, which was built in 1967 (in need of repair).
- PROVINCE: BC
- COUNTRY: Canada
Featuring a 2,352 sqft lakefront lot in Baker Creek, BC. The property offers approximately 100 feet of lake frontage on Puntataenkut Lake, which has excellent trout fishing. There is a 1,000 sqft cabin, which was built in 1967 (in need of repair). The structure appears usable, but the structure’s interior will need work. The cabin is set back from the lake and very private. With some repair this will be a very cozy cabin getaway. This property is an affordable real estate project for a handyman looking to create their own recreational escape. *Sold as is where is*
This property is located in the Baker Creek region of British Columbia. Approximately a 45-minute drive west of Quesnel and on the eastern shoreline of Puntataenkut Lake.
Baker Creek is a highly sought after recreational area, due to its raw beauty and seclusion along with its easy access to the town and employment center of Quesnel. Its proximity to Quesnel makes the Baker Creek region the perfect amalgamation of rural living and urban convenience.
There are several large lakes in the area including Puntataenkut Lake, Teltierone Lake, Tiltzarone Lake and Puntchesakut Lake. These lakes make the Baker Creek area a fisherman’s paradise with ample opportunity to catch a variety of game fish. In addition to the many lakes, the region has enormous tracts of public land with logging roads and trails providing excellent year-round access and exploration opportunity. Few other regions of the province offer such immense quantities of public land in close proximity to a major urban hub (Quesnel).
Quesnel is the closest urban center with a population of approximately 10,000. Within the greater North Cariboo region there are approximately 23,000 residents all serviced by Quesnel. The town is a major logging and transportation hub. Quesnel is surrounded by productive forests and sits conveniently on Highway 97 between the urban centers of Williams Lake and Prince George. Quesnel offers all the modern necessities required to supply and service your rural property in Baker Creek. Sylvia’s Café is a short trip up the road if you need basic items and do not have time to drive into Quesnel.
The G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital services the Baker Creek and Quesnel areas and helps ensure the continued health and safety of the area’s residents.
The University of Northern British Columbia and the University of New Caledonia both have regional facilities in Quesnel.
Forestry continues to dominate, as the region’s major economic driver with tourism constituting a close second. West Fraser, Tolko and C&C Wood Products are all active in the region and have made recent significant investments in their Quesnel operations.
The area surrounding the property is as wild as anywhere in British Columbia. With dense forests, open hillsides, multiple river systems and standing lakes, Baker Creek is home to a multitude of wildlife. Within a short commute from the property you can see mule deer, moose, elk, bears, wolves, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, cougars and more. The bird life is very impressive.
Lodge pole pine is the dominant tree species in the Baker Creek region. In areas of low lying wetlands, white spruce may be found in abundance. Pine tends to dominate the ridges and hills while the marsh grass and willow is concentrated in the lower sections of the landscape
The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The following activities are available:
The property sits in Management Unit 5-13 offering hunting opportunities for mule deer, moose, bear, wolves and multiple game bird species. The ecosystem surrounding Baker Creek is rich and healthy allowing large populations of wild animals to flourish. There are options to hunt both private land (with permission), or on the thousands of square kilometres of surrounding Crown land.
Within a short commute, the ample annual snowfall and high altitudes to the west create some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around. There are infinite miles of seismic trails/logging networks to explore.
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity, provides excellent cross-country skiing conditions. This is a wonderful way to explore the peaceful country side without the constant hum of an engine.
The many river networks and lakes that dot the landscape provide infinite fishing and boating opportunities. Since the property is lakefront, an entire assortment of water sports are available immediately from the property. Puntchesakut Lake also has excellent fishing for rainbow trout.
With all the surrounding Crown land and nature, the options for hiking and camping are endless.
The long summer days allow certain vegetables to grow large, but the growing season is short compared to some areas of the province. The greenhouse provides fantastic gardening opportunities.
Quesnel, being so close, offers the opportunity to eat out for dinner, catch a flick or enjoy the community rec center.
The region surrounding Quesnel, was made famous by the Gold Rush, which occurred starting in the mid-19th century. The Gold Rush caused a major influx in the number of people moving to the area and in 1861 it was said that the town of Barkerville (east of Quesnel) was the most populous city in North America east of Chicago and north of San Francisco. Many remnants of this time-period remain throughout the region, as evidenced by the numerous historical buildings in and around Quesnel.
Baker Creek and Nazko became famous cowboying centers, as cowboys would summer thousands of cattle in the high country surrounding Nazko and Baker Creek and then drive them to auction at Quesnel each year. Alexander Mackenzie was one of the first Europeans to visit the Baker Creek and Nazko region of the province in 1793, as he was guided through by the Carrier First Nation tribe. The cowboys found it difficult to make a living in the early days with poor access to supplies, long distances to market and sporadic weather conditions.
- Power located on Tibbles Road
- Approximately 1,000 sqft A-frame cabin
RL – Rural Lakefront
PARCEL A (B6386) OF DISTRICT LOT 9447 CARIBOO DISTRICT – 015-284-271