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It’s interesting for about 10 minutes. Knowing more about the history helps.
I would read up about it before going and plan on other things when you in the area- like Salvation mountain and Borrego Springs. Maybe Julian also.
My friend and I passed thru here on a bicycle trip. The Salton Sea is interesting and beautiful even if you can’t swim in it. The campground is also beautiful but is right across the street from railroad tracks with frequently running freight trains. They...More
I saw a short movie Bombay Beach about the community living on the Salton Sea and decided a visit was in store. I was not disappointed. The Salton Sea is a major ecological disaster that seems to be forgotten, except by those who remain.
A log drive from LA or Vegas. Isolated, desolate, and artsy all at the same time. If you seek a secluded beach with strange birds, Salton Sea State Recreation area you can find it. FYI, check the CA State information on this area before you...More
I really enjoyed learning about this. Can't wait to watch the doc, would probably be better to watch before you go but still worth visit if it's on your way to somewhere else. Great spot for filming, fotos and inspiration. Really thought provoking and eery....More
We made a point of visiting this area after researching it on the Internet. It is an abandoned area once earmarked for a huge residential development. It is a salty , desert area. The only building standing is the Yacht Club. Well worth a visit.
Stopped at the visitor center and gained a sense of history and the story behind the making of the Salton Sea. Nature at its finest and she always wins irrespective of what we humans want. There is wild life about just ,It is a sight...More
We drove to the Salton Sea Recreation Area from Indio, it took about a half hour. It is... interesting. The area is pretty nice - big parking lot, picnic tables under shade, grills and even flushing toilets. But all is so forlorn and abandoned looking....More
We stopped at the visitor center and it was closed during a weekday. There is a large beach with plenty of picnic tables and some cabanas too. Not sure why. It looks like nobody really visits this place anymore. Watch the documentary, and then see...More
The best road from Palm Springs is Highway 111 to Niland. Turn left on mail and follow the road to Salvation mountain and beyond to Jesus and Slab City. There are rest stops at the Park Ranger Station at Salton Sea. Get... More
The best road from Palm Springs is Highway 111 to Niland. Turn left on mail and follow the road to Salvation mountain and beyond to Jesus and Slab City. There are rest stops at the Park Ranger Station at Salton Sea. Get there now to see the Sea as it is going to be shrinking rapidly from now on.