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Camp at the Salton Sea

Mecca, California

based on 2 reviews


Added by Michael Fricke

Nice state park campgrounds with beautiful views of the Salton Sea. Amazing place to watch the sunset

The Salton Sea State Recreation Area is a good place to camp. It has bathrooms with running water and showers. There are 3 options for camping RV camping with hookups is $30 per night. Tent camping at New Camp (on the map to the right) or Mecca Beach is $20 per night. One can also camp at a more primitive Corvina Beach for $10 per night. It is an excellent place for sunsets. Check out their website for more details on camping options. This story also has more info on exploring the area. 

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
ADA Accessible

Camp at the Salton Sea Reviews

Best not to go during the Summer, when temps can get blazing hot and the Sea starts to smell. Winds can kick up the dust in the area, which is said to contain pesticides and poison. October to May is the best time to visit, when the temps are cooler. Fishing and swimming is NOT recommended. But, the Sea is still beautiful to look at…look but don’t touch!

Great campsites but close to railroad. Scenery is amazing and temperatures in winter are amazing.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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