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Salton Sea State Recreation Area

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Salton Sea State Recreation Area Review

This huge recreation area on the sea's north shore draws thousands each year to its playgrounds, hiking trails, fishing spots, and boat launches. Ranger-guided bird walks take place on Saturdays; you'll see migrating and native birds including Canada geese, pelicans, and shorebirds. On Sundays there are free kayak tours.

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  • Address: 100-225 State Park Rd., North Shore, CA 92254 | Map It
  • Phone: 760/393–3052
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Park daily 8–sunset
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  • Location: Salton Sea
Updated: 04-12-2013

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    Salton Sea - One For the Curious & Adventurous for sure!

    Great article - it's an amazing road trip for sure! I don't know what I was expecting....we decided to drive to the Salton Sea from Borrengo Springs, which had been pretty boring and un-eventful. I thought that most of what was left from the Salton Sea would have been cleaned up or moved by now, but I was amazed that this modern-day ghost town has mostly been left to rot in the unforgiving desert sun. it's a lot of driving to get from one point to another to find the abandoned marinas and hotels, but to anyone who's considering going: if you're not in a hurry and can put on some good desert music (the Eagles greatest hits was perfect!) then definitely check out this piece of history. Here's an article I wrote about my visit: http://glad.is/article/buddha-and-the-salton-sea-impermanence/

    by Nikkieisinger, 5/15/13

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