Ookpik Wilderness Lodge

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This remote British Columbian lakefront wilderness lodge is perfect as a fishing retreat, B&B, floatplane outpost or family sanctuary. The main building and four cozy cabins are placed on low bank lakefront. Babine Lake is known for trophy wild Rainbow Trout and Sockeye salmon. The fishing is excellent and the wildlife viewing is utterly spectacular. Ookpik Wilderness Lodge is placed on 7.63 acres with 900+ feet lakefront property. It is the only deeded property on Morrison Arm, Babine Lake. On the north side of property, Ookpik Cove provides ample sheltered moorage for owners and guests. This protected cove also provides a perfect mooring for floatplanes. The lodge is nestled in a remote wilderness setting, without services. Electricity is provided on-site using a diesel generator. Internet and telephone service is via a satellite connection.

Buildings and structures on the property include a main lodge building, four cabins and outbuildings, including a gas house, wood shed, generator house, shop, outhouses, footbridge and docks. The main lodge and cabins are log construction on a wood post/concrete foundation. The main building was constructed in 1984. The main lodge features a large living room, formal dining room, kitchen and breakfast dining area, pantry, guest bedroom and bathroom and owner/manager’s large master bedroom including ensuite bathroom. Space heat is provided by the fireplace and wood stoves. Water is gravity-fed and uses a pressure pump from a cistern. Hot water is provided on-demand by a propane flow-through hot water heater.

 

Lodge guests are accommodated in four cabins. Construction is log, founded on wood posts/concrete block. Roof covering is asphalt roll. Each of the cabins has a private front deck overlooking the lake. Each unit contains a maple rocker, two sets of birch built-in bunk beds, table and chairs, kitchen cabinets with sink and wood heater. The lodge is for sale fully furnished and equipped to function as a wilderness lodge. All necessary furnishings are provided in the main lodge and cabins. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking equipment and utensils. China, flatware, glassware, etc. are provided for the dining area. Cabins are furnished with beds, tables, chairs, pots, pans and dishes along with miscellaneous furnishings and bedding.

A 300-foot long, 8-foot wide dock services Ookpik Cove. It was built in 2002-03 and has been well-maintained. There are also service docks, one used as a barge, and the other to moor canoes and kayaks. There are four boats in total, including three 20-foot Carolina wooden dories for the use of lodge guests.

 

 

 

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Property Specs –

Size: 7.63 acres

Area: OMINECA

Price: $475,000

Location :

  • On the shores of Morrison Arm, Babine Lake, on the northeast arm approx. 29 kms by boat from the marina in the village of Granisle, BC

Access :

  • By boat from Granisle: run up the east shore of Babine Lake 19km into Morrison Arm and head in a northern direction following the lakeshore for approximately 10 kms. Ookpik Wilderness Lodge is the only building on the east shore of Northern Babine Lake.
  • By Air, the GPS coordinates are: N 55 06. 614, W 126 15. 081

Recreation :

  • Fishing, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, exploring and enjoying all the beauty of northern BC.

Included :

  • 3 – 20-foot wooden Caroline Dorys with 15 hp. Mercury outboard
  • 21-foot Silverline cruiser
  • 1 – pelican paddleboat
  • Miscellaneous equipment and gear

Boundaries :

  • The property is currently accessible by car and boat or floatplane. Babine Lake is approximately 550 kms. by air northwest of Vancouver. It is one of the world’s largest natural lakes measuring in at over 180 km. long. The lake is bounded on the west by the Babine Mountains and on the east by the Takla Mountains. The lodge is accessed by a 30-minute boat ride from the small town of Granisle, located north of Topley on Hwy 16. Turning at the Hwy 118 junction, you will enjoy a 49 km. drive of beautiful scenery. Moose and bear often frequent this route.  Ookpik Wilderness Lodge is surrounded by Crown Land; a boreal forest with mixed stands of spruce, balsam fir, aspen and pine.  Babine Lake has an elevation of 2,300 feet.