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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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

A sad story of what was once thought of as "the place to be". The Salton Sea is an interesting place for a drive on a cloudy day in Palm Springs. It can be quite hot here on sunny days so be aware. Bombay Beach...More

1  Thank Ron L
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I off on another American road trip. We are a couple of Australian travellers that have travelled to more places in the USA than most Americans. This time we came across a place that isn’t spoken about much, the Salton Sea. A...More

1  Thank Larry B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was an interesting place to say the least. My friend and I navigated over just to check it out. It was definitely a sight to see and something I didn't expect to exist in the USA. Make sure your stomach is not weak with...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had seen the Salton Sea in 1972 and decided to stop at it on our way back to Arizona from Los Angeles. It's like a Stephen King novel. There are many trailers around the area. I don't know where these people shop or eat....More

1  Thank Paula1946
Reviewed 12 October 2017

From the "Miracle in the desert" to ecological nightmare. California biggest lake definitely is very beautiful from the distance. Getting close the feeling of abandonment and post apocalypse is strong - and then there is the smell.... I did a motorcycle ride around the lake...More

Thank delfhedde
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is disappearing and getting smaller all the time. Not what it was and the new plan is to make it even smaller. The authorities are mitigating it rather than restoring it. Drive all the way around and go into the towns to see what...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

this is an artificial lake, a huge lake, created by mankind, it's gigantic I visited at the end of Summer, beginning of September, it was hot like hell the water really hot at the touch, has no way outs that sitting there it will evaporate...More

Thank MariacriistinaHeller
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It's smelly, decrepit, abandoned, full of dead fish and very, very hot in summer. It's also quite beautiful, haunting and picturesque. So, I can see why people are so divided when it comes to both Salton Sea and Bombay Beach. Personally, I love urban decay...More

3  Thank Dromomaniac
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

He title pretty much says it all. If I could rate this place a -5 I would. Imagine if you will, the hottest most disgusting desert, only a few feet from the most disgusting smelling dirtiest water you've ever beheld. Now throw in some rusting...More

2  Thank 646lindseyd
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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.

1  Thank Backbeat70
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