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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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Steve Martin was in a movie at this Lake!!!

Hollywood approves of this Lake. Steve Martin was in a movie here several years ago. The movie was about birding and Jack Black was in it as well. It is a really neat place. Go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
VanDelay_12
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Oliver, BC, Canada
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Calgary
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stopped by Spotted Lake and were fully prepared for it to be a five minute viewing, which it was. There is very little parking on the side of the road, so if other vehicles (or charter buses) have stopped you will need to park on the shoulder. Watch for oncoming traffic!! This road is hi-way speeds, so if you... More 

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Oliver, BC, Canada
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113 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Hollywood approves of this Lake. Steve Martin was in a movie here several years ago. The movie was about birding and Jack Black was in it as well. It is a really neat place. Go check it out. Super cool!

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Thank VanDelay_12
Kelowna, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

A must stop every time I go by this area.The lake is always changing it's colors depending on the time of year.

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1 Thank Hawk M
Colorado Springs
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Heard about this site on the travel channel. Was really interested in it. The site has been recently returned to the native tribe. They appear to be making it available as a local attraction or stop but not finished yet. Will hope to see it when completed.

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Vancouver
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This lake is about 15 min before the town of Osoyoos along Hwy 3 heading East. There is no access to the Lake but a gravel platform right off the road where you can pull over and take a few pictures. It can get pretty crowded depending on the time of the day and the traffic since almost everyone seems... More 

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Blind Bay, Canada
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164 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Spotted Lake is located a few kilometres west of Osoyoos on Highway 3. There is no real viewing area and you have to pull off the road to see it. The lake is a First nations special site and there is no access to the lake. This is an alkali lake with many smaller circles of alkali in the lake... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Very interesting place. It will benefit from the developments as proposed and providing appropriate sensitivities are maintained, this place will be preserved and observed as it should be for generations to come.

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Thank Janet V
St. John's, Canada
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Well we saw it from a very far distance. I didn't feel like anything was explained well. I still don't really get what I was looking at. There was no room for parking. Everyone was just pulled on the side of the road. I shouldn't have stopped

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Thank P A
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

There wasn't very much notice leaving Osoyoos before you past the spotted lake. But worth the look see, turning around.

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Thank Edward U
Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Spotted lake is a neat sight and worth the quick trip to it. I respect that it is a sensitive cultural and environmental area and that is why you are kept away. However, a bit more information as to what it represents to the First Nations people would have been appreciated.

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