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Phone Number: 760-393-3052
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California's largest lake offers more than 380 square miles of outdoor...

California's largest lake offers more than 380 square miles of outdoor recreation including boating, birding, camping and fishing.

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Having read about the history of the Salton Sea, I was curious to check it out. Very surreal experience. I was amazed and disgusted, intrigued and angry. "Something" really needs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Scarlett S
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Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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159 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read about the history of the Salton Sea, I was curious to check it out. Very surreal experience. I was amazed and disgusted, intrigued and angry. "Something" really needs to be done to remedy the ecological and environmental (to name a couple) disaster this "sea" has become. It's a beautiful water/landscape until you get up close and see the... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the state Park and the Sony Bono National Wildlife Refuge, lots of wildlife and flora to see, especially birds. Also some information on the geology and native history for this area. The creation and evolution of the sea was also very informative.

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1 Thank wapiti11
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312 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is something you should see, about 45 minutes from Palm Springs. "Sand" is basically shells and bones, while dead fish litter the beach. Overall very interesting history and sunset was beautiful.

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1 Thank advcards
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really interesting place. Yes it is a disappointment because it could have been a great destination for vacations but unfortunately it is now just a place for birds to vacation. Great for bird watching. REALLY! If you are into birding then put this on your travel list. From a distance there is so much beauty, but up... More 

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1 Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Riverside, California
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46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I couldn't believe how beautiful the sea and mountains were. It's $5 to enter (cash). The smell wasn't too bad in January. Bathrooms were clean!

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Moreno Valley, California
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its kind of cool place. I live about 1.5 hrs away so we decided to check it out since we've never been. It was cool to experience but OMGGG it stinks soo bad haha, as soon as I stepped out of the car I gagged. I also went during summer so im sure that didn't help. Either way it was... More 

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2 Thank janetdarlenexo
Roscoe, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have wanted to see the Salton Sea Recreational Area for over a decade and I finally made it this week. The Salton Sea is a gem. I was primarily interested in seeing Bombay Beach, it didn't disappoint. To really appreciate Bombay you need an imagination and a love of history. Yes there is an odor about the Salton Sea.... More 

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3 Thank Stach32007
Port Moody, Canada
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135 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Others have written about what Salton Sea is all about, so I will limit myself to our brief visit ( less than an hour at the site) There is a visitor centre and a short video that tells the story of the Salton Sea. We were amazed to see, in January of all times. that there were people in Truck... More 

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1 Thank rmcda1
Lexington, South Carolina
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I drove from Yuma to Palm Springs and took the 111 route to get closer to the Salton Sea. When we pulled off into one of the state parks toward the north shore, we walked to the water (a relative term here) edge and were shocked by the foul odor, the dead fish, and the soupy ooze.... More 

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Thank zielbo
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471 reviews
306 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Salton Sea was created by a break in the levee containing the Colorado River. They didn't get the "leak" stopped for almost two years. By then, this inland sea was 15 miles wide by 35 miles long and 44 feet deep. It has no inflow other than rain and runoff from nearby farms and no outlet. It is essentially... More 

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