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California's largest lake offers more than 380 square miles of outdoor...

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

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A Lot Of Salt Water

There is not a lot to do and most of the sea is unattainable but there is a beach, a marina and campsites on the east side of the Salton Sea. The water has cleared up and there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jaxcolley
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Parrottsville, Tennessee
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Parrottsville, Tennessee
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is not a lot to do and most of the sea is unattainable but there is a beach, a marina and campsites on the east side of the Salton Sea. The water has cleared up and there was a pleasant sea smell when we visited. We went to the Salton Sea Kayak Campground to get to the water. We... More 

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Washington
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Salton Sea is a great story of the effect of humanity on the environment. You need to do your research and learn the story of the sea before you go to get the best perspective. I'm mostly into geology so it was great to see the geothermal plants, mud pots, and volcanoes. However, seeing the abandoned towns was interesting. We... More 

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Munich, Germany
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1- the Date farms 2- the Oases 3- the mud pots 4- the Sea, state parks and beaches 5- the weird unique towns like Bombay Beach all around the lake 6- Salvation Mountain (my favorite)

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Jacksonville, Florida
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the state park and the rangers were very nice and helpful. We came for the famous bird views and we were NOT disappointed. From the State Park on the east side of the sea, we went south to the bird viewing area the rangers recommended. When it rains, it makes a muddy mess so remember good foot... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If one is not a birder I don't know why you would come here.. the smell is quite offensive and when it rains it's very slick and muddy. However IF you are a bird watcher it's divine... we saw our first Burrowing Owls along the road system and the Sonny Bono wildlife refuge is really superb.

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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a whim, we detoured here during a short vacation in Palm Desert. What a fascinating place. It's hard to believe that this used to be a huge boating/water-recreation area. And I'm still surprised that there are fish that can live in this lake. It reminds me of Mono Lake in the eastern Sierras. This is one of those places... More 

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Manchester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The worst thing you can do when visiting the Salton Sea Area is visit the Bombay Beach Area and think that this is all the Salton Sea has to offer. This is a residential area which is not particularly attractive. People live there, these are their homes and it is how they choose to live or can afford to live,... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

traveling from anza borrago to Joshua tree and stopped at "salton sea beach", burned out homes, dead fish, and stink...yes the sea stinks. I'm guessing there is more to see but we lost interest quickly .

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

What a neat place to visit, if you have watched the documetary on the Salton Sea it was a treat to go visit. Only about 45 minutes from Palm Desert. Lots of shorebirds and some other speaciaty birds were sage/bells sparrow and verdin and I love seeing Catus Wrens. Good times. It is stinky cause during the dry season the... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

So much to see here, we could not do it all in a day. We will be back to see more. We visited the Sonny Bono National Wildlife refuge, saw a geothermal plant, and found Salvation Mountain as well as some volcanic mudpots. Make sure to bring plenty of water as this is the desert and eat before you come... More 

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