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Address: Okanagan Valley | Property of the Okanagan Nation. Access Denied for Environmental Reasons, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada

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One of nature's wonders.

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...

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Albert S
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Osoyoos, Canada
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Osoyoos
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's hard to describe Spotted Lake! Not too far west of Osoyoos, BC on the south (left going west) side of the highway. It's sad that the lake has to be protected from "humans" becasue we almost destryed it! A very sacred Native site that is truly amazing to see!

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

worth stopping for a look but its not possible to get close as this land is tribal land and is restricted access. that combine with the fact there is no parking on the side of the highway makes for a difficult and disappointing stop for something that is so interesting and unique

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's a lake with funky coloured circles. A quick look and a pic is all it requires. It looks so gross, you'd die if you fell in.

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Leduc, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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B.C.
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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
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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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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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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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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
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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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