Alice Lake, Lot 12
Alice Lake, Lot 12
Fantastic opportunity to own a beautiful lakefront acreage on northern Vancouver Island!
Private lakefront ownership is almost non-existent on northern Vancouver Island and this development features 17 acreages along the southwest shoreline of Alice Lake. These attractive properties range in size from 3 to 30 acres with each one offering unique features and setting.
These acreages provide excellent recreational opportunities as well as the option for year-round residential use. Zoning allows for one single or duplex dwelling and/or a single residence plus additional detached cottage.
All properties have low-bank easy access to the lake. The shoreline length ranges from 121 to 480ft. The lakefront along the shoreline is a mix of sand, gravel, sandstone and small rock.
Topography on the acreages is diverse. Below the forest service road it ranges from gradual gentle slope all the way down to the lakefront to higher plateaus and bluffs as high as 130ft above the lake sloping down to easy-access lakefront. Above the forest service road the topography is more moderate to steep.
All acreages are heavily forested below the Forest Service Road down to the lake. There is a mix of hemlock, fir and cedar which range in size, including a large complement of significant mature growth towering 150-200ft.
On lots 14-16 a creek meanders through the upper portion above the forest service road into an extensive wetland area below the FSR which spans across lots 14-17. This is a very intriguing wetland habitat attracting a diverse array of wildlife.
This upland water course may provide the opportunity for some lot owners to generate hydro power during certain times of the year.
All the acreages are bisected by the SE Main FSR. The upland portion is designated for forestry related activities; all portions have been recently logged. All properties are nicely forested below the FSR and have a complement of timber, in some cases quite substantial. This is a great resource for property development.
The timber on the portions below the road will be limited to cutting and harvesting for personal use, safety reasons and developing an individual property in an effort to maintain the integrity of this beautiful setting for all properties.
The developers are in the process of constructing car access roads from the FSR to the lower portions of the properties, to provide easier access. These roads will be surveyed and registered on title when complete.
The development has been approved based on water access only, however public access is permitted on the forest service road. Forest Service Roads are public access but must be considered a limited access generally as they are maintained by the local forestry company and the Ministry of Forests on an as required basis. The SE Main provides access to the Link River Campground and a private power line from Benson Lake as well as being used for forestry operations, and as a result this road is typically always maintained and accessible.
A Disclosure Statement will be made available to all interested parties, outlining the developer’s history and intentions with respect to the development. It also addresses any regional or governmental development guidelines and criteria. Interested parties must receive, review and accept the Disclosure Statement prior to an offer being presented.
Alice Lake is located in the northern region of Vancouver Island midway between the east and west coast. It sits east of the Village of Port Alice and Neroutsos Inlet and about 25km west of Highway 19 along Highway 30. Boat access can be gained partway along Highway 30 where Alice Lake spills into the Marble River where there is a public boat launch and parking. Forest Service Road access is via SE Main which also provides access to the Link River Regional Campground where there is a boat launch and vehicle and trailer parking. This is approximately an 8 minute drive.
Alice Lake measures approx. 6.5 nautical miles in length and provides beautiful viewscapes and fantastic recreational opportunities. There is great trout fishing as well as fishing for both coho and chinook salmon which migrate up the Marble River into Alice Lake. Victoria Lake is located slightly over a mile to the south of Alice Lake and measures approx. 8 nautical miles in length. These crystal clear waters feed down into Alice Lake via the picturesque Link River canyon and then from the western end of Alice Lake they drain into the Marble River which meanders its way down into Quatsino Sound.
The Link River Regional Campsite, operated by the Regional District of Mt. Waddington, provides additional benefits to the subject property in that the road access is typically well maintained and there is a boat launch area available to the public. The 38 acre park offers truck and trailer parking, campsites, a sandy beach and a picnic area.
Access to supplies and amenities is within close proximity to and from Port Alice, Port McNeill or Port Hardy.