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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 #8 of 13 attractions in Osoyoos
Type: Bodies of Water
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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very interesting little view spot of this spotted lake. It looks like they are going to make some major improvements over the next few years including a parking lot. I've never seen anything like this.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have never seen anything like it. Circles on a lake = Spotted Lake....a natural wonder. You view from the highway.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I'd read about this phenomenon in Trip Advisor and asked the kids to keep an out for it... You have to watch carefully - they saw it but I blinked and missed it! Once you do stop and take a look, it is well worth it - very unusual and beautiful to see. Even the two jaded 9 year old... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After driving for about 5 hours to make it to osoyoos from Vancouver you see the usually scenery, mountains, trees, repeat, as soon as you spot the spotted lake your eyes fall right to it because it's so unique and different from all the other scenery, a must stop for quick pics and nice little break to enjoy it.

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Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

After driving over 2000kms through the rockies, Spotted Lake is where we finally saw deer! There was a half dozen of them grazing in the trees near the lake. I remember driving past as a kid and having the cool lake pointed out to me, it was great taking my own kids to show them. it was too hot when... More

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London
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we were lucky to arrive on a full moon and the lake was spectacular. very enjoyable and the fence is up to protect tresspassers which is good as you can get a great view from the road side.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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