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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 1 week ago

As a day trip from Palm Springs, we drove around the Salton Sea, stopping frequently to take pictures and do some limited walking (it was over 110 degrees). It is an oddly impressive part of the world, with a fascinating history.

Thank Backbeat70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a place to see one time just for a good science and history lesson for children. If I did go again it would be when it's cooler.

Thank Beckie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went June 28 it was about 113 and it was not unbearable. Went to the Salton Sea Visitor Center looked on line and info said it would be open and it was not. It costs 7.00 just to get in to the area. Got out...More

Thank Kirk-Janise D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Salton Sea was created when some levies burst and the Salton Sink became a sea. It is hard to imagine how large it is. At one point, it was destined to be a resort area but because of the high salt content, it never...More

Thank awm1
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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 3 June 2017

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

1  Thank Allons-y2016
Reviewed 25 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

1  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
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