011-Landing Aireal 1998ish.jpg
3-Kuskanax Creek Bridge.jpg
4-Kuskanax Creek Bridge.jpg
5-Kuskanax Creek Bridge.jpg
1-Kuskanax Creek 1966.jpg
2-Kuskanax with Dad & his buddy.jpg
1960 before BC Hydro flooded Valley
6-Old Creek Bed where the Canal is now!.jpg
9 - Grampa & Grama.jpg
010 - Grampa & his Buddy.jpg
Bear baby in the back of the truck - who really was the foreman anyway.jpg
Take from one side of the property and put it on the other side.jpg
Shawn & the rock truck hard at work.jpg
Wahoo - the dyke road material.jpg
The Dyke in progress.jpg
Hard at work - in very loving memory of our Stred!.jpg
Unfortuneatley that huge beauty is dying and has to go.jpg
There they go.jpg
Keith Coates & my Mom - yes some big ole trees sad but they had to go.jpg
The lawn beginnings & some trees needed to go.jpg
Cabin #2 in it's early finished state.jpg
View from my house....can't see it anymore!.jpg
013-Landing Close up late 1990's.jpg
Bill & Jim - my wood shed is now gone
Making way for the new office
The Office before in its early stages.jpg
The office first completed & landscape blooming.jpg
Arrow Lakes in high water.jpg
Arrow Lake in high water the beginnings of the canal.jpg
My Dad making construction plans.jpg
And it starts to flow over.jpg
There's my Bear Dog the making of the walking trail.jpg
Kuskanax Creek at high water - Dyke is working.jpg
Manicured & directed the flow.jpg
Manicured the flow to cascade over cement curbs - Dad's ingenious use of materia
And it's a nice waterfall.jpg
Sandy beach put in now.jpg
Our Lake level does fluctuate since Mica damn so now we can hang onto our proper
Must have nice sand below your feet in the Canal.jpg
Making a walkway along the Canal.jpg
Walking Bridge now built.jpg
Waterlogged Stumps from Fostall drifting down the lake & needed a Yarder to brin
Just a little heavy!.jpg
Here come the stumps.jpg
We got 'em now!.jpg
012-Landing Aireal late 1990's.jpg
Grampa & Gramma Murphy bought this property, in 1952 and at that time much of it was rock creek bed with sections of lush forest. The Kuskanax Creek would rush through sections of the creek bed at high water.
As you may have seen in the pictures, Grampa built Cabin #4 in about 1976 so he could bring all his buddies down to sip on some homemade brew!
Almost every Sunday Grampa & Gramma would bring their supper down to what they called at the time the campsite, to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Any one of the family could join them anytime they liked, just as many times, we did.
I was just a kid then and my cousins and I used to swim right in the creek!? (cold, cold, cold!) But you know kids they can do almost anything! Dinner, at times, was a little late, due to all the fresh air, sun and spirits that go along with it! That was just fine with us kids because there was plenty for us to do & explore! What great times we had!
As sad as it is, both Grampa & Gramma are gone now, but I know how proud and happy they would be to see the property looking so beautiful and being enjoyed by so many people! Believe me, Grampa Murphy would have absolutely loved the fact that his cabin has been fixed up the way it is, that it is loved by so many and he would have got such a kick out of everyone still calling his Cabin, "Grampa's Cabin"!
A few years after they had been gone, Dad and Mom wanted to do something special with the property, after all the cabin and property was something special in Mom & Dad’s hearts, as well. They had approached me with their idea. We then began planning, designing and started doing some major shopping sprees!
Shortly after all the decisions were made, 2 new cabins and 1 chalet were in the making and major landscaping was in the works. The cabins
and some large development was done by my brother, Ralph, Dad and other contractors and employees. About a year had passed and we had opened as Murphy’s Landing in 1996.
We were one of the first cabin accommodations to flare up and we were off to a steady start. We grew mainly by word of mouth which is quite incredible how fast and how many people that can cover, even before facebook?! As the years have gone by, my Dad, a road builder and equipment operator by trade, has continued to landscape and beautify the property with his skill and my foresight (LOL), we have managed to leave much of it in it's natural state.
We've had awesome employees over the years who have had keen eyes for keeping the property and Cabins in a pristine and emaculate state.
We have continued to expand with Full Service RV Sites and grow in the number of Guests. Guests have been booking a full year in advance to make sure they receive their favorite Cabin and/or RV Site at their favorite time to come.
We would love for you to be able to take home the same great times and great feelings that all of us have had!
It's where you need to be, naturally!
and aWee Bit o' History
“The best kept secret in Nakusp. exceptional value, very clean quiet and private. We are coming back to stay a week this summer”
"We thoroughly enjoyed our Super Accomodations and time here! Can't believe how lucky we were!"
"Nicest spot we've stayed" "What a gorgeous place and spotless" "Fantastic, Relaxing, just Wonderful, I Love it here!"
"Thank you and your cleaning staff for doing such a great job, left a big thanx for you all & don't spend it just on Beer or Scotch!"
July 28, 2014
Thanks for the great time at Murphy's Landing Creekside & Lakefront Resort, it was another fabulous week in paradise! Sorry we didn't see you in the morning, but happy we had a chance to visit, was lots of fun! :) Will be in touch for booking next summer, already can't wait! xo
Aug 9, 2014
“Best place to camp”
We have been coming here for the past few years and we just love camping here with our family! What can I say? Everything is perfect! ;) We will be back again and again. We like the fact that we can book for a week and have our home away from home....................
Sept. 2, 2014
“A wonderland in Nakusp BC”
We stayed in the Chalet for 3 days and loved it. The grounds are immaculate, the cabins are beautiful, clean and well appointed. We watched the Ospreys fish and walked to and from town several times on the private trail. Each time we returned from an adventure the Chalet brought a smile to our faces as it really felt like home. Hats of to the Murphy family for not over developing the place and keeping it magical.
& many, many more........Come on over and stay with us.......& write your own comment!