Manitoba

Sustainable Development

Dropmore South Drive (Speiss Terrace)

Municipal Authority

Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West

Crown Lands

Existing Subdivision

Dropmore South Drive (Speiss Terrace)

The impoundment of water caused by the Shellmouth dam is known as the Lake of the Prairies, and is naturally confined by both the Assiniboine and Shell River Valleys. The primary functions of the reservoir are flood control and water storage. It is important to note that the water levels fluctuate throughout the year. The Asessippi Provincial Park is situated at the south end of the lake and provides important regional and provincial water-oriented recreational opportunities, allowing for year-round cottage based leisure. For the avid golfer, Russell Golf Club, a charming 9-hole public course is located less than an hour drive away.

The subdivision is located in the aspen-oak parkland of the Boreal Forest Region, where trembling aspen is the dominant tree species. The subdivision offers spectacular views of sloping valleys which are ideal habitats for white-tailed deer, coyotes, raccoons and the occasional elk or moose.

Lake of the Prairies is 68 km long. It has a width varying from approximately 183 to 805 metres (600 to 2,641 ft), a surface area of 65,150,000 m2 (6,515ha) and a maximum depth of about 15 metres (49 ft). The lake supports an active year-round sport fishery. Species caught by anglers include; northern pike, walleye, yellow perch and carp.

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Getting There:

The Dropmore South subdivision is located on the west shore of Lake of the Prairies, approximately 400 km west of Winnipeg in the Western Region of Manitoba. It is located approximately a four and a half hour drive from Winnipeg or about 2 hours trip northwest of Brandon near the Manitoba- Saskatchewan border. Take PTH 83 north of Russell to PR 482 and then west approximately 19 km to Dropmore. Continue 1 km north and 3 km east on the gravel trail until you get to the subdivision.

Location and Description of Subdivision

The subdivision has an eastern view of Lake of the Prairies with a southern valley view of the Shellmouth Dam. The average lot size is 35m x 60m (115ft x 197ft) but may vary due to the topography and other requirements. The nearest public beach and boat launch are located approximately 6 km away at Asessippi Provincial Park.

Services

The subdivision has gravel road access. Local services and amenities are provided in the nearby Town of Inglis approximately 15 minutes away. For additional services, the Town of Russell is approximately 30 minutes away. Asessippi Provincial Park and Ski Asessippi are only a 10 minute drive to the south. The subdivision is pre-serviced by Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS). The lot holder is responsible for contacting Manitoba Hydro and MTS directly to arrange and pay for cottage hook-up.

Contact for information and permits

Myles Kopytko
Western Regional Land Manager
Main Floor - 1129 Queens Avenue
Brandon, MB  R7A 1L9
Phone: 204-761-7538 Fax: 204-726-6301
Email: Myles.Kopytko@gov.mb.ca
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