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Spotted Lake

Okanagan Valley | Property of the Okanagan Nation. Access Denied for Environmental Reasons, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Osoyoos
Type: Bodies of Water
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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Nothing much there yet. Would really prefer a better parking spot, but it is absolutely worth the 5 minute drive outside of town. Also wish there was more information on this lake, ended up learning more googling then actually visiting. While on your way there (or back) there is a perfect spot that overlooks Osoyoos and the lake where you... More

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Reno, Nevada
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

On the south side of Route 3, about 5K WEST of Osoyoos, it is interesting to see. But, there is no signage of what makes it spotted, why it is a sacred place for the Native People etc. You look at it and drive on...

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's right on the side of the highway. Small area to few it from a distance. That's it. It's hard to say more because I don't have much to say from standing on the side of the highway...

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was trapped in the lake when I walked toward the middle of the lake. the surface was not as solid as it looks like. Soon after I walked in, I found my shoes sank to the mud and it stink. My friends helped by throwing a chair on the shore to me, then I hold it and gradually pull... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Being of Aboriginal decent, it is important that people understand this is a sacred lake. I know the information kiosk is still in the works but a real parking area with better information on the lake would be beneficial. It is dangerous to get in and out of the existing little gravel patch which only holds 2 or 3 cars.... More

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Surrey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The lake is located on the highway close to Osoyoos. It so unique. I have never seen anything like this before. The lake is the property of Okanagan nations and you can only view it from the highway. Close access is not allowed. There is no parking either. Only 2-3 cars can stop there at a time. Although, the Okanagan... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went in search of the lake as we're staying in town and came upon a small gate right in the middle of nowhere on Highway 3. The kids and I jumped out. Not to be disappointed! It's beautiful! I've traveled all over the world and seen many cool natural sights. It's a brief stop but worth seeing as I've... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is very interesting and different to see. You can not get right down to the Lake but its different to see.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Having been recommended to go here we set off on a bit of an adventure. The lakes are situated just outside of Osoyoos and can be easily missed. They are really interesting to look at & depending on the light the lakes seem to change colour. I love the idea of them being healing wells used by the First Nations.Worth... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It always fascinates me how this lake came about and I recommend a stop to see it if you have never seen it before. However, you can only get a view from the road as the area is closed off due to it being Native land. An easy place to stop on the side of the highway.

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