Salton Sea State Recreation Area
100-225 State Park Rd.
North Shore, CA 92254
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
One of the world’s largest inland seas, Salton Sea was created by accident when a dike broke during the construction of the All-American Canal in 1905. This 360 square-mile basin is a popular site for boaters, water-skiers and anglers. Catches include ocean corvina, gulf croaker, tilapia and sargo. 35 miles long with 110 miles of shoreline, the sea is one of southern California’s most popular boating areas. Swimmers, birdwatchers and other visitors can enjoy the site’s many recreation opportunities. Because of the sea’s low altitude (228 feet below sea level), atmospheric pressure improves speed and ski boat engine performance.