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Spotted Lake

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

This lake is sacred and you can look at it through a gate. Although it was interesting to see it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicky F
No spots !!!

We checked out the spotted lake both ways - on the way to Osoyoos and the way back to Vancouver and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robin K
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Okanagan Valley | Property of the Okanagan Nation. Access Denied for Environmental Reasons, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
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"private property"
in 10 reviews
"sacred site"
in 9 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 8 reviews
"pull over"
in 5 reviews
"nature's wonders"
in 3 reviews
"fenced off"
in 3 reviews
"first nations"
in 14 reviews
"off the highway"
in 6 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 7 reviews
"public access"
in 3 reviews
"indian band"
in 4 reviews
"osoyoos area"
in 3 reviews
"okanagan valley"
in 3 reviews
"minerals"
in 23 reviews
"phenomenon"
in 19 reviews
"photos"
in 24 reviews
"roadside"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake is sacred and you can look at it through a gate. Although it was interesting to see it would be best in the hot summer when water has evaporated. that is when the spots will appear.

Thank Vicky F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked out the spotted lake both ways - on the way to Osoyoos and the way back to Vancouver and neither time did we see any spots - maybe they "cleaned" the lake ?? years ago this was an amazing site that we would...More

1  Thank Robin K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the short drive from Osoyoos to look at this unbelievable lake, and it was worth it! Right now you have to look from the highway but it looks like plans are underway to develop the sight in the future.

Thank KGGFamily
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We had guests from Australia and hoped to show them Spotted Lake at her finest. We'd had a couple of days of solid rain so the lake was water-filled. That said, we could see large rings and that was satisfying.

Thank TrailblazingWendy
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Just pulled off the road to see this lake. Quite interesting looking. Not really any place to park just a pull over.

1  Thank Fred J
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

It's pretty well left in its native state, and worth 5 minutes or so to take a few photos and stretch your legs.

Thank danerobb
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is a great place to see one of nature's wonders. The chemicals in the lake create ''spots'' that are quite beautiful to look at. When we stopped by, a gate prevented us from being able to get closer and signs announced that the site...More

1  Thank Eric D
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Not worth a day trip , If your bored and want a drive it’s a good place to go . Many other things to enjoy besides this

1  Thank Choosethis
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

A small lake full of circles! This small lake is one of natures quirks. The surface of the lake is made up of various sized circles and if you are fortunate you may see a heart shaped circle in the middle. This phenomena is located...More

2  Thank AvalonFlyBird
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Stopped by to check out the lake and find a nearby geocache. Such an interesting spot and we loved the "heart" in the lake!

1  Thank Kat D
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Kristine H
9 September 2016|
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Response from hope2like | Reviewed this property |
The area is fenced off at some distance away from the lake. Best activity would be photography with a long lens!
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kenpaulrosenthal
Hello, I'm a San Francisco, California-based photographer who would like to visit Spotted Lake near Osoyoos during the week of August 15 OR the week of August 22. I know the color and dryness of the lake bed are subject to the whims of nature. But I'd like to purchase my ticket very soon to take advantage of the cheap fares, and would very much appreciate your thoughts about which week is better. What are the water levels like now? Ideally, I'd like the rings to be distinct with some color, and maybe a bit of water in order to pick up and sky and cloud reflections. Well aware it's a crap shoot, but given the distance I'm traveling, I'd like to make as informed a guess as possible. Lastly, can you refer me to a local naturalist or organization that has a strong interest in and knowledge of the phenomena, whom I might follow up with for advice? Thank you very much, Ken
8 June 2016|
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Response from Hawk M | Reviewed this property |
Most of the water in the lake evaporates over the summer, revealing colorful mineral deposits. Large “spots” on the lake appear and are colored according to the mineral composition and seasonal amount of precipitation.Most... More
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Dot J
16 May 2016|
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Response from Hawk M | Reviewed this property |
Anytime but the lake’s spots show most from June to through September.
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