SALTON SEA SRA, CA

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...

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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.

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Nonspecific+ RV/TRAILER ONLY 8 40 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Nonspecific+ RV/TRAILER ONLY 8 40 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Nonspecific+ STANDARD 8 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Nonspecific+ STANDARD 8 35
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Nonspecific+ STANDARD 8 35
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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Nonspecific+ STANDARD 8 Accessible 35
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

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

Booking Window
Thu Oct 23 2014 - Thu Apr 30 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

The next on-sale is Sat Nov 01 2014

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Non Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Peak Thu Oct 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and 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
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Sports and Recreations

The Golf Club At LaQuinta

The Golf Club at La Quinta, located at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains in La Quinta, California, is a daily fee 18-hole championship golf course designed by golf course architect Gary Panks. The course design lends itself to the natural terrain and vista views overlooking the Coachella Valley. At just under 6,900 yards from the championship tees, the course offers challenge and enjoyment for all skill levels. The five sets of tees assure a course length that will fit your game.
60-151 Trilogy Parkway, La Quinta, CA, 92253
760-771-0707
Distance*: 27.17 miles
*All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
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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
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