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Salton Sea, California

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#121 of 385 in Wildlife in California
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  • Coming from San Diego to the Salton Sea was a nice drive, and stopping at the visitors center there was full of information. Its a state park, they normally want you to pay to drive in UNLESS you tell...  more »
  • What a bizarre and unique location. Amazing for photo shoots and bird life galore. Make sure you stop at the "International Banana Museum" for a snack...a truly odd collection of banana memorabilia. I...  more »
  • Hello I just visited Salton Sea and it's a very cool place to check out as there are a lot of dead fish bones on the outer rims due to the high salt sodium content of the sea and Slab City which is no...  more »
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  • Salton sea is beautiful in its own right, Salton Sea has some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen in my life an array of colors with a beautiful mountainous backdrop. It's not very crowded which is nice, and there are a lot of different things to do and see in the area that are only a short drive away.
  • Staff at the visitor center were very nice & welcoming. The visitor center is small, but informative. They even have an 8 minute video you can watch about the history of the SaltonSea, so that was nice. Great views, however, there were some areas where the smell was intolerable, so be aware of that fact when visiting. The areas where you think is sand, is full of barnacles, so wear proper shoes when walking around. Other than that, it’s a very nice quiet place with amazing views.
  • It's stinky and spongy gross. Cool views if you can filter out the smell. Stop in Julian for some really popular pies if you're driving from San Diego.
  • DO NOT DRIVE ON THE BEACH. That’s my only warning to you. The beach is a mix of mud and fish bones, it is not real sand and your car will get stuck. If you get stuck the local towing companies will not help you, and those that will are an hour or more away and will charge you a ton of money. I repeat: DO NOT DRIVE ON OR NEAR THE BEACH
  • Amazing place if you like post apocalyptic movies! Like the world just came to an abrupt halt and left this place to splinter in the sun. I think it’s awesome but I’m kind of strange so take my opinion with a grain of Salton Sea:)
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