Area : 889 sq km
Built in : 1905
Tourism : Year Round
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Airport : Salton Sea Airport
Location : San Andreas Fault, California
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Transformed from a salt-covered sink to a spectacular lake in the lower Colorado Desert, Salton Sea is California’s largest lake at a unique depth of 227 feet below sea level. Perfect for birdwatching enthusiasts, the lake is a major stopover for cross-continental migratory birds. The lake boasts of 130 miles of exquisite white sand shoreline with French Riviera style vacation playgrounds.
Start your visit with a trip to the Visitor Center that displays the heritage of Salton Sea as a vacation spot since the 1950s. The surrounding terrain features undersea volcanic chambers that set the quaint tone of the beachsands. Bombay Beach Ruins is an apocalyptic wasteland with ancient ship ruins, now restored into an offbeat art hub with cozy cabanas and hammocks. You can find amazing cafes and bars lined along the shore offering local delicacies and snacks. The Anza-Borrego State Park is a sprawling desert with plenty of native wildflowers, vivacious campsites and water features for fishing and hiking. The Banana Museum is a quirky space showcasing all the “ a-peeling” history and culture related to the fruit. Salvation Mountain in the south of town is an artistic, picturesque monument with vibrantly painted rocks, adobe clay and lush trees.