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Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Sights

Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge

  • 906 W. Sinclair Rd. Map It
  • Calipatria
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

The 2,200-acre wildlife refuge here, on the Pacific Flyway, is a wonderful spot for viewing migratory birds. There's an observation deck where you can watch Canada geese, and along the trails you might view eared grebes, burrowing owls, great blue herons, ospreys, and yellow-footed gulls.

Sight Information


906 W. Sinclair Rd., Calipatria, California, 92233, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Park Oct.–Feb., daily sunrise–sunset. Visitor center Oct.–Feb., weekdays 7–3:, weekends 8–4:15
  • Closed weekends Mar.–Sept.

Updated 05/05/2014


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