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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 #9 of 13 attractions in Osoyoos
Type: Bodies of Water
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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a highway pull off view attraction (15 minutes?) of the coolest natural 'phenomenon'. Make sure to stop.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Spotted Lake is a special destination for the Indigenous Peoples and for locals alike. The Penticton and Osoyoos Indian Bands have done an amazing job of taking care of the location for all to share. Have seen during the day and during the night - Spotted Lake viewed by moonlight is amazing. Don't miss out. Unforgettable.

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Vancouver, Canada
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A very unusual natural phenomenon. The time of day and weather will be a big factor in how spectacular the lake looks when you stop. There is a gated road entrance on the south side of the highway 8 km ( 5 miles) west of the Osoyoos visitor centre. If you are heading east, you will see the lake before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

An intriguing spectacle for all to see. Nestled in a small valley within viewing distance from the highway is this weird looking lake. It's covered n multi-coloured circles that were different shades of green and yellow. Soooo interesting. Thre are apparently 365 rings.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you are passing the Spotted Lake on your way to Osoyoos it is worth a quick stop to have a look at this unusual phenomenon. It only takes a few minutes to have a look and take a couple of photos.

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Orangeville, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is simply so unusual you have to make the 10 minute trek to see it. Really. I have never seen or heard of anything else even remotely close to this, and you will simply never forget it. Expanded parking is coming, but certainly, pull over, get out of your vehicle, take a few photos and just listen & look... More

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Princeton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great to stop and see, its right off the hwy. Unfortunately you are not to walk down to the lake itself but a great view from the view point.

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WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Close enough to Osoyoos worth the drive. Never seen anything like it. The rings were very prominent. Pull off from the highway comes up quick. Windy cold and rainy when we were there so did not stay long, but pullout offers great views of the spots in the lake.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Yep, you got it. Spotted Lake is spotted! It has a nice landscape, especially at sunset or sunrise. They put a gate to stop us from getting into the lake area, but they say they are putting in a accessible path for general public. I hope they do that soon!

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Unusual lake on native land.On top of the hill left side on highway #3 to Keremeos. HOLY PLACE very spiritual.

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