Salton Sea State Recreation Area


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Salton Sea State Recreation Area


Location:30 miles south of Indio on Highway 111, on the northeastern side of the Salton Sea.
Facilities:150 developed family campsites (some @di), RV hookups, 3 primitive campgrounds, picnic areas (é), hiking and nature trails, boat ramps, boat mooring, restrooms, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, birding, guided boat tours.
Special Features:One of the world's largest inland seas, Salton Sea resulted from an accidental break in a hastily constructed dike supplying Colorado River water to the Imperial Valley. The 360-square-mile basin is one of southern California's most popular boating areas -- because of the sea's low altitude (228 feet below sea level), atmospheric pressure improves speed and ski boat engine performance.
Address:c/o Colorado Desert District Office
200 Palm Canyon Dr
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Phone:760-393-3052
Web: www.saltonsea.statepark.org
Size: 16,901 acres.

See other parks in California.
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Steve Horvitz, head ranger at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area said that catch rates ``would either equal or surpass (the peak years), especially with all the tilapia being caught now.
Salton Sea State Recreation Area, 25 miles east of Indio off Highway 111.