State Recreation Area
State Park Road
North Shore, CA 92254
The Visitors Center is located in the north side
of the park, at 33°30′16″N
/ 33.50444; -115.91472, on California State Route
The Corvina Beach Campground, near the center of
the park, is located at 33°28′27″N
/ 33.47417; -115.88889.
Salton Sea State Recreation Area
south of Indio on Highway 111. Located on the
northeastern side of the Salton Sea, it is about a
three hour drive from the Los Angeles area.
The park is located between Highway 10 on the North,
and Highway 8 on the South. Highway 111, south of
Indio in the Coachella Valley, runs along the lake's
One of the world's largest inland seas, Salton Sea
was created by accident in 1905 when increased
flooding on the Colorado River allowed water to
crash through canal barriers and for the next 18
months the entire flow of the Colorado River rushed
downhill into the Salton Trough. By the time
engineers were finally able to stop the breaching
water in 1907, the Salton Sea had been born - 45
miles long and 20 miles wide - equaling 110 miles of
shoreline. This 360 square-mile basin is a popular
site for boaters, water-skiers and anglers.
Most fish currently caught are Tilapia, but Corvina,
Gulf Croaker and Sargo have been known to jump on a
line. Kayakers, birdwatchers and other visitors can
enjoy the site's many recreation opportunities.
Because the sea's low altitude (227 feet below sea
level), atmospheric pressure improves speed and ski
boat engine performance.
Seasonal climates can be extreme: layered clothing
is always advised.
Salton Sea State Recreation Area now offers AT&T
Wi-Fi Service! This service enables park visitors with wireless enabled
laptop computers or personal digital assistants
(PDAs) to access the Internet. Park visitors will be
able to gain Wi-Fi access when they use a wireless
device within about 150 to 200 feet of the Visitor
Center in the park.
Exhibits and Programs
or Bike Campsites