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Address: CA
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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Beautiful and Sad all at the same time.

We had seen all the documentaries on this are and we were in Vegas so we thought now would be a great time to do a road trip to the Salton Sea. It is best to read the history of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Christine B
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen all the documentaries on this are and we were in Vegas so we thought now would be a great time to do a road trip to the Salton Sea. It is best to read the history of this sea, prior to visiting, to really understand how this "lake" came to be. Make sure to bring lots of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband wanted to see the Salton Sea, so we drove from Palm Springs to have a look (maybe an hour drive). Of course it was July, and it's desert, so it was very hot, over 100 degrees. We drove around on one side that had a few teeny towns, but not much else. We eventually decided to drive around... More 

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Dallas texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth driving out to if you have time to spare in the Palm Springs area. Agree that it is helpful to research it before you go. The community itself is like a war zone-spooky!

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is best to read the history of this sea, prior to visiting, to really understand how this "lake" come to be...it was a mistake to begin with.....And things continue to deteriorate very rapidly, with climate change or not. Brings lots of water, food, and a full tank of gas! Be open minded and you will see beauty..just maybe different... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

For those who enjoy kitsch. There is much to see in this area, from the clearly devastated ecosystem of the "Sea" and its skeleton-littered beaches to the wastes of the former resort and slab city. Doable as a day trip from Joshua Tree or Palm Springs.

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Smithtown, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

we were told to visit while in Desert Springs seeing a large "sea" in the middle of the desert was beautiful however the area is now the cause for air pollution so sad to see how run down the area has become local government really needs to step in to revive this place it is so beautiful actually worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The Salton Sea is a place I have read and heard about over the years so we decided to go see it for ourselves. You can read all about the history of the area in many other places, so I won't go into it here. I will tell you the area is more populated than what I had been led... More 

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1 Thank SightsWithSue
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

So in California you hear about the Salton Sea and what it once was and what it is now. Too bad. This place could be amazing but it's toxic and getting worse from what I understand. The smell gets you and you can't go in the water. Too bad they can't fix the problem causing the ruination of the lake

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Drove to the Salton Sea with our first stop being Bombay Beach. Had read many of the past posts prior to arriving and well yes they are accurate. Decaying almost frozen in time. Left in a hurry post zombie war. However inside the confines of Bombay Beach and Salton City there is a human story. Folks staying hoping for a... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

People who live in the Cochella Valley often times get a reminder that we live near the Salton Sea when the winds bring us the smell of sulfur in the air (not very pleasant) but when you go there its not what you would expect to see. There is beauty in everything. It does have a weird feel to it... More 

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