Spotted Lake contains large amounts of magnesium sulfate, calcium, and sodium sulfates, along with other minerals and traces of silver and titanium. In summer when water evaporates in the desert climate, these minerals are revealed in the “spots” of the lake’s name.
The lake is on private property and can be viewed from the fence that has been erected for protection from the liabilities of public access. Please be respectful when visiting.
You may want to bring along a pair of binoculars so that you can get a good look at the spots on the lake.
Fun Fact: Spotted Lake is endorheic. That means it’s contained within a closed basin, with no stream or river flowing out. Groundwater, snowmelt and rainfall fill this lake during the fall.
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