Salton Sea State Recreation Area
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 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.
- 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
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