Night Photography at the Salton Sea

Niland, California

based on 1 reviews


Added by Sal Cavazos

Need to get away from light pollution and cover yourself under a blanket of stars? Take a drive down to the Salton Sea area. It is a very large secluded area with many trenches to walk through and jump over. There are also train tracks across the street. A get out and stay out type of place.

Heading from the Los Angeles area, hop on the I-10 East, eventually keep righ to continue on CA-86 South signs for Brawley/El Centro/865 Expy, then a left on 195 East, then a right onto CA-111 South, shortly after you will be riding alongside the Salton Sea.

You may want to arrive while there is still daylight to scope out the place. You may park your car along the side of the road or in one of the many abandoned parking lots.

Once there, take your time, there are plenty of great opportunities to be had and areas to be explored.

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Night Photography at the Salton Sea Reviews

The beauty the sea offers, as the sun goes down is AMAZING! The water becomes so calm, it turns into a mirror, and reflects the night sky. Just remember, to not go into the water. Highly toxic and filled with pesticide runoff. If you look closely to the shoreline, you will see evidence and the bones of thousands of dead fish.

Leave No Trace

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


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