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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  • October 2, 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.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    Great photo opportunity - nature at its best. I doubt you will see anything else like it anywhere else  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    Wonderful to see. You can only get from a fence at the top of the road look into it. It is only a 10 km drive from Osoyoos.
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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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