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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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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
WhiteRock99
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Surrey BC
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Canada
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank Karen W
Rock Creek, Canada
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552 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Marie J
Surrey BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank WhiteRock99
Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank louis622
Vancouver, BC
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143 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank igs
Vernon, Canada
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205 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small lake is a wonder all on it's own,and is worth the time to stop and see. Nature truly at its best. There is not a lot of parking available and it is along side a busy highway but take the time with care and see this wonder.

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Thank EagerB
Osoyoos, Canada
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a tourist attraction. There is no fee, no lights, no bells and whistles. How amazing is a completely natural mineral-rich lake that forms its own pools where the water changes colour?! It's too bad so many people can't appreciate the simple wonder of that.The reason there is no parking is because there is no room for a... More 

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Thank Janine S
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lake didn't look much if you were to slow down (not recommended as it's a one-lane highway where people are driving about 115 km/hr) to take a look it from far away. I suggest take a look at Google Street before visiting it as you can see there is a small area beside the highway you can safely stop... More 

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Thank Min K
Victoriaville, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stop there since we saw the lake from the highway and didn't thought it worth the stop....

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