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READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) 1/2 acre flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV. Walking distance to Johnson’s Landing Cafe and the powered para-glider glide port in Salton City. 1 mile to fuel and eateries. Perfect for those accessing Truck Haven and Tierra Del Sol, and other off-road events. No shade provided on property. Nearest neibor is 1/4 mile away. Keep an eye on your pets, as there may be predators and stray dogs in the area.
SOFT GROUND, if unaccustomed to driving on sand, save yourself a recovery and park on the street. AWD does not mean you won’t get stuck. Otherwise, use 4 wheel drive if on the property, minimum 8” ground clearance for rocks, alley access is recommended. Air down tires for traction (aggressive tread recommended) and do not enter from Sea Wind Ave to avoid sinking. Otherwise, street parking okay to prevent unnecessary vehicle recovery. All proceeds go to organizations with efforts in saving the Salton Sea, local wildlife habitats, and preserving bird sanctuaries.
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEFT, PETS, BELONGINGS, VEHICLE DAMAGE or INJURIES.
Congrats to you though, camping here donates $$$ to organizations with efforts in wildlife refuges, preserving bird sanctuaries, and migration routes. Such as Ducks Unlimited, the Audubon Society, and the Nature Conservancy. See patches, stickers, and certificate in the photos representing the $$ donated out of proceeds from campers like you :)
Thermal, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Ryan M.Joined in March 2021
8 ratings · 7 reviews
March 31, 2023
Great place to tent camp! Not too far from the main road with easy to follow directions to the spot.
Awesome fire pit! Does get a bit windy. Great views of the sunrise/sunset and starry night sky.
October 17, 2022
It was lovely to be out in the desert. The sunrise was spectacular. The campsite is a nice space and wasn't at all crowded. Two thumbs up!
September 19, 2022
Big Stars ⭐️
nice spot, stars at night amazing - such historical area with the sea! ryan had great suggestions and was accommodating.
February 14, 2022
We loved tent camping on Ryan’s land. Great fire ring. Close to interesting Salton Sea nostalgia. Recommend taking a drive around Salton Sea to Bombay Beach. Muscular to see! Thanks Ryan!
January 18, 2022
This was an interesting place to camp. It is not particularly private, but quite convenient and really nice fire pit. If you are a person looking for escape to nature, this may not be the ideal location. But if you are looking to recreate in the area, this is a great find. Ryan was extremely helpful and communicative. I am the kind that is generally looking for an escape, but even I would camp here again. I was solo, but this would also be good for a noisy group. Thank you, Ryan!
December 6, 2021
Practical but not the most scenic.
It’s very convenient and the plot is easy enough to find but very few amenities or natural beauty.
April 1, 2021
Private desert pocket of magic.
Property was beautiful with no one in sight. Great fire pit. Full moon bursting over the desert. Sunrise, sunset, magic hour, the whole package.
Make sure to park on back access road or you will get to have a fun adventure like us! Thank you Ryan for your warm hospitality!