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Salton Sea State Rec Area

100-225 State Park Rd, North Shore, California 92254 USA
(760) 393-3052
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  Average Rating:   (Based on 1 Review)  5out of 5

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One of the world's largest inland seas and lowest spots on earth at -227 below sea level, Salton Sea was re-created in 1905 when high spring flooding on the Colorado River crashed the canal gates leading into the developing Imperial Valley. For the next 18 months the entire volume of the Colorado River rushed downward into the Salton Trough. By the time engineers were finally able to stop the breaching water in 1907, the Salton Sea had been born at 45 miles long and 20 miles wide equaling about 130 miles of shoreline. Salton Sea State Recreation Area covers 14 miles of the northeastern sh ...

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Salton Sea State Rec Area has 5 campground areas.
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Headquarters Campground
New Camp Campground
Mecca Beach Campground
Corvina Beach Campground
Salt Creek Beach Campground


There are 290 campsites at this Park.
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There is 1 review of Salton Sea State Rec Area.
5 Star Rating   December 5th, 2016   Amazing and interesting place!
We stayed here last weekend and had a great time. We stayed at the Mecca Campground which was great because it was close to the water and wasn`t busy. The sites are nice and big. We were really close to the water. Beautiful views of the Sea and Mountains. The first night was really calm and the water looked like glass. The 2nd night it got extremely windy though. When you go up to the water it looks like sand but it turns out it`s trillions of little barnacles. There were some dead fish along the water. Very fascinating place. The ranger said it`s safe to swim but recommends doing it in the spring when it`s warmer. The Sea was man-made and is 40% saltier than the ocean. There are only two kinds of fish that can live within the Salton Sea but there are an estimated 400 million Tilapia fish.
Submitted by: Jeff Prom
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