Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner, I forgot to check this thread in the last several months.
Originally Posted by sidearm613
I've been to the eastern side of the Salton Sea, and only know that area. I would recommend visiting Bombay Beach, it's a small town that has the sea encroaching upon it. There are interesting buildings trapped in salt mud, and other surreal scenes. The state park areas are nice for camping and have interesting beaches made up of the bones and shells of fish and barnacles. The day fee for the state park area is $6 as of this last weekend, the rest of the Salton Sea is free of charge.
The west side of the sea has the failed planned communities such as Salton City and the rest. I have to visit them some day.
The area has become quite the amatuer photographers mecca. This last Saturday I was there and the place was crawling with visitors and their fancy digi-cams, which is fine as I was one of them (with my analog cameras). I would suggest visiting during the week when the tourists and day visitors are at a minimum.
Just don't pick up any hitchikers, the state penitentiary is at the south end of the sea.
Last edited by dracblau; 03-24-2009 at 12:36 PM. Click to view previous post history.