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Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Sights

Salton Sea State Recreation Area

  • 100-225 State Park Rd. Map It
  • North Shore
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 05/05/2014

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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 Saturday; you'll see migrating and native birds including Canada geese, pelicans, and shorebirds. On Sunday there are free kayak tours.

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100-225 State Park Rd., North Shore, California, 92254, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Park daily 8–sunset

Updated 05/05/2014


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May 15, 2013

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:

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