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SALTON SEA SRA, CA

Photo: SALTON SEA SRA
 

Description

Season for Peak Fees: 09/15 to 05/15.

The Salton Sea is 128 feet below sea level. It was the northern end of the Gulf of California. Sediment from the Colorado River formed a land bridge that made it an inland sea. It has come and gone many times depending on the course of the Colorado River. With the controlling of the river the sea is now dependent on man for it's water supply. With a length of 35 miles and 15 mile width the sea has 110 miles of shoreline. This massive body of water in the desert looses about 6 feet of water to evaporation. The salt is left behind and the Salton Sea is now 25% percent saltier than the ocean. Once a very popular fishing area it now only supports Tilapia; other fish have disappeared the the high salt content. The Sea is still used for testing high performance water craft. In 2007 there will be an attempt to set a new world water speed record. Kayaking and bird watching are outstanding. Mid summer temperatures reach into the 120s.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: 7am-8pm
  • Lo Season: 7am-8pm

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Site
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Visitors Center
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

THIS IS NOT SALT POINT STATE PARK

Mecca Beach has returned to reservations as non-specifc sites.

Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.

  • Headquarters and New Camp: Reservations available 10/1 through 5/31 each year; sites 1st - 1st when not on reservations.
  • Mecca Beach: Reservations available 10/1 through 5/31 each year; sites are closed when not on reservations.

Getting There:

Park is located 155 miles southeast of Los Angeles on Hwy 10. The park's visitor center is 25 miles southeast of Indio, via Highway 111. The nearest city is North Shore.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SALTON SEA SRA
100-225 STATE PARK ROAD
NORTH SHORE CA 92254

Phone Number:

Project Office:(760)393-3052