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“Nothing to do”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Soda Lake

Soda Lake
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nothing to do”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wow I am from Florida and there is nothing here to do, only hiking in the desert and forget that unless you like to walk directly in the sun.... I love to hike but couldn't imagine spending more the 30 mins in this heat...

Visited July 2013
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Los Osos, California
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65 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“It all depends...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Soda Lake area is fascinating and can be beautiful, depending on when you go. It's at its best in springtime, especially if we've had enough rain. Don't forget to check out the dramatic example of the San Andreas fault impact on the north side.

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Morro Bay, California
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“For birders and botanists and anyone seeking peace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Have been to Soda Lake a number of times, during spring, fall and winter. Beautiful wildflower blooms if you hit it at the right time in the spring - watch the "Desert Wildflower alert" websites for California Valley to find out how the wildflowers are faring. This area is also a famous stopover for rare migratory waterfowl, some of which feast on the brine shrimp which fill Soda Lake; birders flock here in the winter. California Valley has a great many rare endemic species of plants and animals. Both stark and beautiful. Very peaceful.

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4 Thank jthomasca
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Atascadero, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Always worth a visit! Amazing when everything is in bloom! My husband andI spent a day just hiking around taking photos, it was an amazing experience. This is a great area to take kids to learn about California's abundant wildlife

Visited April 2012
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Spring is gorgeous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

California is just a beautiful State! Soda Lake is in the country. Make sure you have plenty of gas in your car. Spring flowers are fabulous! Pack a lunch and enjoy! Wonderful side roads. Stop at Pozo Saloon for some history and food.

Visited May 2012
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Thank bloren3433
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