This bustling campground has it all: parking, hookup sites, the park headquarters (of course) and visitor center, and plenty of boating, fishing and swimming opportunities.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
98 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


What do you mean the Salton Sea is the fastest lake in the United States? You’re talkin’ crazy. But it seems to be true -- ther...Read more


The salinity in the Salton Sea limits the type of fish that can live in such a salty environment, but anglers can find plenty o...Read more


There are nature trails that loop around each campground, making for a totally accessible and convenient day trip. The best hik...Read more


Kayakers can launch off at any of the designated areas around the lake, or rent a kayak. There are kayaking tours held througho...Read more

Wind sports

You can kiteboard/windsurf here, but the smell might knock you out. Fair warning, it isn’t done regularly, but if you’re an avi...Read more

Wildlife watching

Birding paradise! Since this is the only lake around this desert area, thousands of birds flock here to take refuge. It provide...Read more


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Be prepared for dry dusty air. Watch out for snakes.

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Salton Sea State Recreation Area
United States
Phone Number
(760) 393-3052
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33.51° N, 115.917° W
Unknown price
RV / Trailer: 18 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Tent / RV / Trailer: 80 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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