Spotted Lake, Osoyoos

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Located nearby Canada’s Highway 3, Spotted Lake invites you to experience the unusual sight of vibrantly colored spots atop a body of water. Framed by hills, most of the lake’s water evaporates during the summer and reveals colorful mineral deposits on its bed. It contains a rich concentration of various minerals, including magnesium sulfate, calcium, and sodium sulphates. The large spots, which are found when water is present, are colored in accordance with the mineral composition below. To visit Spotted Lake on your trip to Osoyoos, use our Osoyoos vacation planner.
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  • 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 mi...  more »
  • Stopped by to check out the lake and find a nearby geocache. Such an interesting spot and we loved the "heart" in the lake!  more »
  • This Lake is we noticed on the outward journey, but did not know what it is. On the journey through the countryside, we have once again been there and were fascinated.
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Where to stay in Osoyoos

Privately run hotels, beach resorts, inns, and motels make up the majority of accommodations available in Osoyoos. The most desirable of these sit between the town's two lakes, offering panoramic views and easy access to beaches on either shore. If you want to immerse yourself in the scenery away from the town itself, head northwest up Route 97 Highway--there you'll find a selection of bed and breakfasts, perched on the hill overlooking Osoyoos Lake.
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