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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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Blink ya miss it

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Choosethis
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Calgary
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Interesting phenomena!

A small lake full of circles! This small lake is one of natures quirks. The surface of the lake... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AvalonFlyBird
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Whitehorse, 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Choosethis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank AvalonFlyBird
Reviewed 17 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!

Thank Kat D
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit this amazing site and the great views from the lay by on the mountain. It was quite busy the day we were exploring and we were all intrigued by the lake.

Thank JAKE002
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This natural phenomena is a must-see. Located northwest of Osoyoos along Highway 3, this lake is rich in a variety of minerals that form the large spots that cover its entire surface. Spotted Lake is a cultural and ecological sensitive area and is a sacred...More

1  Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Spotted Lake is truly a Natures Wonder. Since it is a Natures wonder it changes from time to time. If it is dry, it will look different than when it is wet. That is something apparently certain people have to figure out. Also there is...More

1  Thank Lancer524
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Spotted lake, near Osoyoos, B.C. is such an unusual scene. The circles on this tiny lake change but are always visible and very beautiful.

1  Thank chocolin
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great photo opportunity - nature at its best. I doubt you will see anything else like it anywhere else

1  Thank Val W
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Something out of the ordinary! Made me think of something out of this world, alien, worth a look .....

1  Thank Joe B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The lake is owned by the Okanagan First Nation so you can really only take pictures from the highway, but is very unusual. It has great potential for education, so hopefully the band will capitalize on this and develop it that way.

Thank nancybCancun
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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 johnY7709QU | Reviewed this property |
I do not know there was no water when we went. Therefore only one color when we were there. According to the B and B we stayed with the best time would be in late spring early summer.
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