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Spotted Lake

Address: Okanagan Valley | Property of the Okanagan Nation. Access Denied for Environmental Reasons, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Osoyoos
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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Osoyoos, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This pool of water or small lake is right along highway in a valley over a hill. You can only view from a site along highway as you are prohibited from going down to the water. We saw another one of these about 400Km northwest of Osoyoos and actually think this water is contaminated in some way. Not impressed!!!!!

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Worthwhile stopping for a look. I have not seen anything like this elsewhere and it's right on the highway.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

~Mother's nature natural wonder. You have to see it to believe it!! The spots are so hard I saw people walking on them all the way to the middle of the lake!!

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Osoyoos, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A must see when in the Osoyoos area.. I've have never seen anything like it.. There is no access, and you must park on the side of the highway, but worth a look at...

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Nicolet, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Never saw something like this in my whole life! The Spotted Lake is located on route 3, when you arrive to Osoyoos. It is particular because the lake looks like a Dalmatian dog with all its spots of water and sand. You have to make the detour to see this natural phenomenon. If you don't, you will miss something!

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
35 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The first time I have ever visited a North American (Canadian) First Nations Sacred site. Looking down on the spotted lake, it was like something from an alien planet, but reading about the Indian Heritage use of this place, it brings it home to you about different cultures. Saw some visitors showing complete disrespect by standing on the lake.

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stopped at Spotted Lake so the wife can take some photos as she is a photographer. Pretty neat lake. Wish we could get close as you can only really view from the side of the highway.

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Pezinok, Slovakia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Only accessible from the highway from a small resting area nearby. Very inconvenient and you cant even get close. No explanation why the lake has the spots whatsoever. It's one of the highlights of the town yet it remains one of the most disappointing visits in Osoyoos.

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Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Interesting to see. Problems are that it is on a busy highway and limited parking. Gravel area only. It is only visible from the highway as it is fenced off and sins showing private property. You can see it without getting out of the vehicle.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We've been trying to spot this phenomenon for two years and finally got it this year. It is not "pushed" or advertised as an attraction so you must keep your eyes open for the small highway pull-off that will accommodate but two or three cars off the highway. (It's a turn off to a gate that gives access to the... More 

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