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Spotted Lake

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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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Nature's roadside attraction

You can get some interesting pictures here. You don't know it's coming as you drive up so you kind of have to slam on your brakes and pull over where the gate is. The sun-aged... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Tofino
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only looked from above. It was interesting to look at. It would have been more interesting if there is information posted.

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Tofino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can get some interesting pictures here. You don't know it's coming as you drive up so you kind of have to slam on your brakes and pull over where the gate is. The sun-aged signs say that various companies are sponsoring for development of a viewing area, etc. but no sign of that happening yet. This is sacred land... More 

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Dixon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We passed by this like several times & we're not able to stop to get a close look as there is no place to park safely.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't like being negative but this really was a non event! A small unmarked rough pull off on the roadside and a locked gated and fenced off road track led to the "spotted lake" . It could only be viewed from this roadside spot 1/4 mile away from the lake so looked like a stagnant algea pond. Evidence that there... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was so glad we had heard about this interesting natural phenomenon, which is so "untouristy" compared with other places. It is really not hard to park on either side of the highway at the small pullover areas as long as you are careful. The spots were very visible when we viewed the lake, and although not brightly coloured were... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw this spotted lake as we drove west out of Osoyoos and we were the only vehicle that stopped to take a look. While we found it quite fascinating, we had no idea what we were looking at. There was a billboard identifying organizations that had donated to a future development of "something". Even if there had been one... More 

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Rock Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These ponds are full of minerals which the native Indians claim are healing ponds . The salt around them form along with water being in the middle of them pushed up as they evaporate into the air leaving the spots you see on the pond itself. This is private property so you must take your photos from a distance. Please... More 

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Surrey BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Water mineral deposits in a closed pond make fore seasonal color changes. Only concern; limited access on busy highway. The land is private so pics are at a distant

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only by seeing the video at the culture centre do we know anything about the lake. You can not get down to the lake and there is really not a lot of information on the signage that is there. It looks like they have plans to make it more noticeable and informative but not yet.

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Vancouver, BC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see this by the road as you drive by. It appears to be a shallow leg that dried up and is muddy. The mud looks like spots, almost like dried salt. Not sure why this would be listed as an attraction, but it's definitely there and you can definitely see it as you drive by.

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