Roberts Lake Ranch is the perfect place for a family home or retreat, a hobby farm, or business route opportunities with a B&B or lodge, as it has year round access, as it's on a school bus route. These remarkable 160 acres of lakefront splendor with approximate 800 feet of frontage, are filled with rolling hills and beautiful views, adjacent to crown land, which is full of wildlife, fish-filled lakes, trails, and all the room one could possibly need for animals, boats, RVs, and any other wilderness excitements you can dream up.
The main home offers five rooms with 1600 square feet of comfortable living space. There are a barn and other outbuildings on the property; the opportunity for a few nice building sites is also available if you want to build a second house, or some nice guest cabins, there is space to do so. There are about 800 feet of waterfront access to Roberts Lake, about the same in creek frontage. The property runs on a gravity fed well, spring water system, that accommodates the almost 90 to 100 acres of the property in Hayfields.
It is the perfect property for horses and cattle, and any other livestock you may want, or you can just kick back and enjoy the Cariboo lifestyle. This treasure is an escape from the noises and city living, but it’s only 40 minutes to Williams Lake, and 15 minutes to Horsefly. The property is surrounded by lakes and rivers, which offer an abundance of Kokanee, Burbot and Rainbow Trout. Roberts Lake connects with five other lakes, giving canoe and kayak trips a whole new adventure. The property wouldn’t be complete without natures gardeners, as wildlife enjoy this property almost as much as its owners; including deer, moose, elk, black bear, geese, ducks, swans and sandhills cranes, something exciting for each morning
In 1859, local Indians showed gold seekers the location of gold deposits in now historic Horsefly, sparking the great Cariboo Gold Rush. Located 60 kilometers east of 150 Mile House, on the south branch of the Old Gold Rush Trail, Horsefly today is a forestry center and the gateway to fabulous camping, hiking, and fishing in the surrounding area.
Nestled at the base of the Cariboo Mountains, 10 kilometers east of Horsefly, is the beautiful Horsefly Lake, 50 kilometers long and 650 foot deep, with crystal-clear, clean water. Horsefly Lake is just one of the plethora of lakes and rivers in the Chilcotin-Cariboo region that invite exploration, outdoor adventure, and fishing.
Horsefly Lake Provincial Park
Set in the heart of what was once bustling goldfields, Horsefly Lake Provincial Park in the Cariboo incorporates the large Horsefly Lake, used extensively by anglers.
Horsefly Lake is a large, deep lake and is usually fished on a troll. Included in the park are a number of smaller lakes that provide excellent fly-fishing. Fishing for rainbow trout is a favorite pastime of many visitors. Hiking trails skirt the lake and provide a great afternoon's exercise. Canoes, paddle boats, and a powerboat can be rented from the Park Facility Operator.
Horsefly Lake Provincial Park has 23 vehicle campsites, 7 walk-in tent sites situated along the shoreline of the lake, a picnic/day-use area, and a boat launch. Fees are collected from May 15 to September 15, and the park is closed and gated after September 15th.
Fir, spruce, birch, and cedar clothe the slopes along the lower reaches of Dillabough Creek at the west end of Horsefly Lake - a semi-wilderness water body penetrating the Quesnel Highlands. There are two unnamed lakes in the park, once the site of a hatchery operated to restore the run of sockeye to the Horsefly River.
Horsefly Lake Provincial Park is located 8 miles (13 km) northeast of the community of Horsefly, northeast of Williams Lake in the Cariboo. Take the part paved, part well maintained gravel road off the Cariboo Highway 97 at either McLeese Lake or 150 Mile House.
Located in a picturesque setting on the mouth of the Quesnel River, at the west end of Quesnel Lake, the town of Likely is one of the few remaining old gold rush settlements. Originally known as Quesnel Dam, the town was renamed in honor of John A. Likely, who was connected with the bullion mine.
In the last week in October of 1922, over 697 ounces of gold were recovered at the Cedar Creek Mine. That was the discovery by John Lynne, as recorded in the Victoria Archives. The area was so rich in gold that it was known as The Nugget Patch.
Set in the heart of the Frontier, amid lakes and rolling ranch land, Williams Lake has been the focal point and service centre for the ranches of the Cariboo and Chilcotin regions since the turn of the century.
The founding of Williams Lake can be traced back to a single building in the Glendale/Comer area, a tiny chapel built in a Shuswap settlement in the 1840s. With the influx of European fur traders and gold prospectors, the church and the encampment flourished to become a small service center.
Initially bypassed in 1863 by the Cariboo Wagon Road, and all the lucrative traffic that passed along it, Williams Lake's recovery was launched with the arrival of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway in 1919. A village soon appeared, and prospered, around the train station, which still stands at the foot of Oliver Street.
Williams Lake persevered to become the modern commercial center and transportation hub of the historically famous Cariboo. The town retains that magical 'western frontier character', in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Its central location, at the junction of Highway 97 to the north and the Bella Coola Highway (Hwy 20), makes it an excellent place from which to foray into the surrounding regions.
From here you can explore the cedar forests of the gold rush country to the east, travel west to the Pacific Ocean over the vast expanses of the Chilcotin Plateau, venture north to Prince George and beyond to Alaska, or head south to the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland
Horseback riding, fishing, hunting, swimming, hiking, sightseeing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing.
Williams Lake Stampede
Williams Lake is home to the famous Williams Lake Stampede, one of the largest in North America, featuring local, national and international contestants. Normally held over the Canada Day weekend this four-day event is the hub around which dozens of homegrown events circulate, including The Pony Express Race, The Wild Cow Milking, The Team Cattle Penning, and Pony Chariot Races. The city takes on its 'western ancestry', and false facades decorate the businesses; the interiors take on an early nineteenth-century decor, and the citizens do their best western garb.
There are a few heritage buildings, a cabin, and a smaller barn on the property.
Drive Hwy 97 north until you reach 150 Mile House. Here you turn right to Horsefly / Likely. Stay on the Horsefly Rd until after 30 Minutes you arrive the Beaver Valley Rd.