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Address: Okanagan Valley | Property of the Okanagan Nation. Access Denied for Environmental Reasons, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 632029175
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Just a spot on the highway. Can't get to the lake but the lakes view is just so different from anything else you have seen that it makes the stop very much worth it. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Spotted Lake is an interesting spot to visit (very) briefly if you're on your way to Osoyoos from Vancouver. However, there were no proper parking area nor facilities and it was fenced off to keep visitors away. ■ Directions: Located 10 KM west of Osoyoos on BC Highway 3, it's on your left (south side) if you're driving away from... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is said that there are 365 spots in the "lake", one for every day of the year. It has been this way for a very long time, and has something to do with the early natives. They are planning to make more parking & more accessible to visitors. It is definitely worth a stop.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We found this place first time long time ago when it was not gates there and nobody new about it - accidentally see it from the road. We stopped every time we are in the area. Last time it was spring and it was much more water but the place itself is very unique and spiritual. There is no service... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

amazing and worth the visit. Saw a photo of this lake on Facebook and was intrigued. lovely sacred lake that yoy can view hust off the highway a few km outside of Osoyoos.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Just a spot on the highway. Can't get to the lake but the lakes view is just so different from anything else you have seen that it makes the stop very much worth it. Very fascinating and it would be great at least if they put some info there on why it looks the way it does.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. A unique sight. Would have liked more information on sight as to the history.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

its worth a short stop. you cant walk up to the salt flats. you just pull over on the side of the rode and observe. not worth going out of your way for it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You can't get right down to the lake any more (2015) but from the gate at the road you get a great view of the lake and spots within, If you like history and local culture they're very worth a snap or 10. At different times of the year they can be clearly exposed or flooded over. I spot everytime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Caused by a high concentration of minerals that pool together as the lake evaporates in the summer. Blah blah blah

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We read about this and thought it would be worth the drive. It was interesting to see but a bit dangerous as we were going the opposite direction and you need to find a spot to turn around and pull over. There is room for about 4 vehicles and that is all. It would be nice if you there was... More 

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