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The dunes are the site of a very unusual parasitic plant called "sand...

The dunes are the site of a very unusual parasitic plant called "sand food."

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California's Largest!

These are the largest dunes open to recreational use in California. Northwest of Yuma, and east of Calipatria, with dimensions of 45 miles (NW to SE) by 6 miles (SW to NE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

These are the largest dunes open to recreational use in California. Northwest of Yuma, and east of Calipatria, with dimensions of 45 miles (NW to SE) by 6 miles (SW to NE). California Highway 78 is a dividing line through these dunes. North of 78, 25,000 acres of the dunes are restricted and protected by the Bureau of Land Management... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

They are sand dune. Interesting if you have not ever experienced sand dunes before. The area on the left side of the road allows recreational activity (dune buggies, etc.), while the left side is a protected area. It is interesting to see the effect of human activity on the dunes versus condition of the protected side. There is no water... More 

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