Hobson Island - British Columbia, Canada - Private Islands for Salemappoint
  • Hobson Island
  • Stuart Lake
  • Non Developed
  • Freehold
  • Private Island
  • $ 395,000
  • 110.00 Acres

Hobson Island

Trade propositions will be considered


Hobson Island rises to an elevation of over 70 feet above Stuart Lake and is covered with birch, spruce and fir. The island lies about 2000 feet off shore and the lake is about 2 miles wide at this location.

Stuart Lake is about 55 miles long. The Stuart River is the outlet for the lake which drains into the Nechco River which in turn runs into the Fraser River, the Fraser runs i ...

Trade propositions will be considered


Hobson Island rises to an elevation of over 70 feet above Stuart Lake and is covered with birch, spruce and fir. The island lies about 2000 feet off shore and the lake is about 2 miles wide at this location.

Stuart Lake is about 55 miles long. The Stuart River is the outlet for the lake which drains into the Nechco River which in turn runs into the Fraser River, the Fraser runs into the salt water at Vancouver B.C.

The hunting and Fishing here are both excellent.

The shore is rocky to sand and small gravel. The amount of shore that is dry varies from time to time during the year. The water can reach the vegetation line when the lake is high.

There are no utilities on the island. There are no structures. If you build a cabin, you can use wood for heat and propane to run a refrigerator. There are small generators on the market that you can use for lighting. You can obtain 12 volt lights running them from a bank of small batteries. The batteries may be charged using the generator and solar panels.

The nearest town is Fort St. James which is about 35 miles down the lake where the Stuart river runs out. You can obtain most supplies that you may need in the town.

The Stuart river runs into the Nechako river and it runs into the Fraser river which meets the salt water at Vancouver, British Columbia. What this means is that you do have a run of migratory fish that enter the system.

There is an abundance of fish in the lake, at least there was when I was last there. There are kokanee which are land locked Coho (silver) salmon. There are Rainbow trout and lake trout. I did not fish for lake trout but did catch a lot of the others. I have seen Moose, Grouse and all the other small critters that live in the forest on the island. On the main land there is a multitude of big critters. Look for both Black and Grizzly Bears, Wolves, all the species of cat IE: Lynx, Cougar, Bobcats. Moose, Deer, and in the mountains, possibly Sheep.

Access: In the summer or when the ice is out, you use a boat or float plane. There is a paved road that runs within about 11 miles of the island. I think that you can put a boat in there and shorten the travel time. We originally were going to build an air strip and figured it would be long enough to handle all the single engine airplanes and a lot of the light twin engine models. The approach and departure would be over water. I am told that in the winter the lake freezes over and you can drive on the ice, NOT ME! I understand that they sometimes cut a hole in the ice and pump water out and spray it in a narrow band and build an ice road. Supposedly you can build this up so that you can drive a bulldozer over it. If this is true you could get heavy equipment out to the island in the winter.

Water: the city of Fort St. James obtains it's water from the lake. I suppose that you could dig a well on the island if you want to. Our intent was to run a pipe out away from shore and just pump water out of the lake and store it at the high point on the island and let it run down hill as water is prone to do.

Restrictions: I don't know of any in regard to building a cabin or whatever. I think that you can maybe pull up a web site for Prince George and see what you find. For sewage disposal you will need to do a septic system.

The largest city in the interior of B.C. is Prince George. You can fly in via Jet service. I flew in from Vancouver B. C. From there we rented a car and drove to Fort St.James, rented a float plane and on to the island. When we bought the island originally we had not set foot on it. We flew over it and took some pictures (the one on the web site) and kept looking at it and finally decided to purchase it. That was about 28 years ago.

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