Lot 9 is a private hideaway of 11 acres with thick trees which could be cut to open up the mountain views, be used for logs/lumber, or to invite in the sunshine. Lot is mostly level or gently sloping and borders crown land to the south. The acreage has a drilled well and electricity at lot line. Big Bar Lake is 5.5 kilometers long and renowned for its pristine two-toned coloured water and excellent fishing. The area is teeming with wildlife and has year-round access. No Archaeological Covenant on Title. Price is firm, no negotiating. No tax amount as lot is new.
Big Bar Lake Lot 9, North of Clinton off Highway 97 down Big Bar Lake Road.
Closest Town: Clinton
Clinton is a village located approximately 40 km northwest of Cache Creek and 30 km south of 70 Mile House. It is considered by some to straddle the southern edge of the Cariboo country of BC. It sits immediately below the southern edge of the Cariboo Plateau. This active community of 650, with its colorful history of well over 100 years and its unique western atmosphere, was founded as a direct result of the "boom" of the Cariboo Gold Rush.
Big Bar Provincial Park
Big Bar Lake Provincial Park comprises approximately 330 hectares of rolling landscape situated on the shore of a large lake, and scattered with small lakes and ponds. The park is couched in typical Cariboo ranching country on the southern edge of the Fraser Plateau. This extensive plateau stretches north beyond Lac La Hache, and was formed from lava flows some five to ten million years ago.
The park was established in 1969, and is a very popular destination for family camping vacations. The park features 25 new lakeside campsites in addition to a large day-use area offering beachside picnic areas.
The park's setting is typical of the southern Cariboo. Set against a mountainous backdrop, the lake is surrounded by lodgepole pine and spruce. Visitors of Big Bar Lake Park often see wildlife on the 4 km hiking trail surrounding the scenic wetlands, and enjoy angling for rainbow trout in the 3-mile long lake. The area is an extremely popular fishing destination, and is also widely used by other recreationists. Area attractions include several guest ranches, the towering Marble Range south of the park, and Gang Ranch country. Visitors can also travel along the Jesmond Loop, by continuing past Big Bar Lake Provincial Park, and eventually connecting with Highway 97 by way of the Jesmond and Kelly Lake Roads. This scenic drive passes by Little Big Bar Lake and the historic townsite of Jesmond, where the OK Corral - one of the oldest ranches in the area - is situated. The loop also accesses the Jesmond fire lookout by way of a narrow four-wheel drive road, from which visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including Marble Range and Edge Hills Provincial Parks. Big Bar Lake Park and the surrounding country provide a beautiful setting for a summer holiday.
Big Bar Lake Park is easily accessible, and provides a range of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Some of the major recreational opportunities available in the park include day-use picnicking, lakeside camping, boating, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, wildlife viewing, hiking, and fishing. Abundant rainbow trout typically reward the angler; fishing is active nearly all season, but is typically the best between mid May and late July. Nearby guest ranches offer horseback excursions into the open range that lies north of the lake.
Established Date: October 27, 1969
Park Size: 368 hectares.
Visitor Ethics: Big Bar Lake Park is a popular recreation destination and incorporates areas of valuable fish and wildlife habitat. Please note the following:
- Rainbow trout are plentiful in many of the lakes and ponds in the area. Obey fishing regulations; you will need a British Columbia angling licence if you plan to fish.
- Motor vehicles are restricted to vehicle roads and parking areas.
- Obey road closures. All closed roads are gated.
- There is no water skiing permitted on the lake.
- Please be extremely careful with fire; place aluminum foil under campstove or hibachi to protect tables.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times, and are not permitted in the day-use and beach areas.
- ORVs are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side by sides.
The topography immediately surrounding Clinton is one of gentle tree clad slopes, with a modest Lime Mountain dominating the view from town. However, dramatic viewscapes are close by. Marble Range, just 20 minutes west of town, features craggy mountain cliffs, caves, sinkholes, disappearing streams, cliffs, chasms, and crenellated limestone karsts. Chasm Provincial Park, and its Painted Chasm, is a 20 minute drive north of town. This miniature version of the Grand Canyon, the Painted Chasm displays successive rock layers of ancient lava flow in tones of red, brown, yellow, and purple.