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Salton Sea

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California's largest lake offers more than 380 square miles of outdoor recreation including boating, birding, camping and fishing.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Salton Sea is one of the most unusual areas that we have ever visited. It has an unusually high level of salt that is much higher than the oceans. Very hot in the summertime. Visit in the wintertime if you can.

Thank Baja001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would have preferred to come in cooler weather, but our schedule did not allow it, so we were here the first week in June. Temperatures were in the 90s and low 100s (Fahrenheit). There is no shade. The area doesn't smell great, but the...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled through the desert and wanted to stop by the once famous Salton Sea. Hearing tales of its heyday, we were curious to see the aftermath of its death-by-poison history and that is exactly what it smelled like-death. There isn't much to see. There...More

Thank Allons-y2016
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I've been wanting to visit the Salton Sea for years and finally made a day trip to drive up and see it. The drive up was scenic and once we got to Salton City it was easy to find the sea. Once we got parked...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The smell was awful. The beach covered in dead fish and the surrounding area depressed. We drove out on a road trip and I regret the time it added. It is pretty from the car but not a place I would linger.

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Good for taking pictures. Your pics will look like the water is part of the air or floating. It does smell like dead animals but I got over it. Don't forget to stop at local bar for a drink or diner food at the Ski...More

Thank Nina K
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I've read about the hopes & history of the Salton Sea throughout the past 3 decades and I finally made the trek to see it in person. I'm glad I did but there isn't much to see. You can make the drive around the whole...More

Thank seesumigo
Reviewed 18 April 2017

weirdest yet coolest place i've ever seen! it's strange, haunting, & beautiful all at once. i recommend the east side of the sea; the weirdest stuff is there, especially bombay beach & the recreation areas to the north... *note: do not wear sandals here &...More

Thank humptydumptyIL
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Salton sea is unique in many ways and you can read up on it before going there. What you will see is out of this world landscape and something of a wasteland look. Great for photographers/artists or just folks looking for unique experiences.

Thank IamVagabondDotCom
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I have this location 5-stars but let me be clear: this is NOT everybody's cup o' tea. A truly fascinating & disturbing place. Once upon a time, Salton Sea was a vibrant recreation area, abundant w fish, fowl as well as boating, yachting and beaches....More

Thank Kliment G
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