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Salton Sea State Recreation Area

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Located on the northeastern side of the Salton Sea, the Salton Sea State Recreation Area offers hunting, fishing, swimming, and camping to visitors.

Recreation

The Salton Sea State Recreation Area is run by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Visitors Center is located in the north side of the park, at 33°30′16″N 115°54′53″W / 33.50444°N 115.91472°W / 33.50444; -115.91472, on California State Route 111. The Corvina Beach Campground, near the center of the park, is located at 33°28′27″N 115°53′20″W / 33.47417°N 115.88889°W / 33.47417; -115.88889.

The Recreation Area was one of the 48 California state parks proposed for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program, not enacted then. The Recreation Area continues to be open to the public.

Flora and fauna

The Salton Sea Recreation Area is in the Colorado Desert section of the Sonoran Desert, in the Lower Colorado River Valley geographic region. The Salton Sea is a stop on a major flyway for migrating birds.

See also

References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Salton Sea State Recreation Area Headquarters Visitor Center
  2. http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=639 . accessed 6/20/2010
  3. CBS5.com: List Of Calif. Parks To Close In Budget Proposal

External links

  • Official Salton Sea State Recreation Area website
  • Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge website
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Salton Sea State Recreation Area
  • Bird Checklist for the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mammal Checklists
  • Amphibian and Reptile Checklists
  • Fish Checklists

Coordinates: 33°28′27″N 115°53′20″W / 33.47417°N 115.88889°W / 33.47417; -115.88889

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