Located on the northeastern side of the
Salton Sea, the Salton Sea State Recreation Area offers hunting, fishing, swimming, and camping to visitors.
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
, on 33°30′16″N 115°54′53″W / 33.50444°N 115.91472°W / 33.50444; -115.91472 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.
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Salton Sea State Recreation Area Headquarters Visitor Center
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=639 . accessed 6/20/2010
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
Amphibian and Reptile Checklists
Coordinates: 33°28′27″N 115°53′20″W / 33.47417°N 115.88889°W / 33.47417; -115.88889