Vidal Junction, California

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Vidal Junction, California
unincorporated community
Vidal Junction, California is located in California
Vidal Junction, California
Vidal Junction, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°11′20″N 114°34′26″W / 34.18889°N 114.57389°W / 34.18889; -114.57389Coordinates: 34°11′20″N 114°34′26″W / 34.18889°N 114.57389°W / 34.18889; -114.57389
CountryUnited States
CountySan Bernardino
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes92280
Area code(s)760

Vidal Junction, California is a small town site in the Sonoran Desert in unincorporated San Bernardino County, California, United States.

The town is near the California/Arizona state line immediately west of Parker at the intersection of U.S. Route 95 and State Route 62 a short distance north of Vidal. It consists of little more than a couple of gas stations, a trailer park, a closed diner and a California agricultural inspection station.

In November 1973, an area near Vidal Junction and the Colorado River Aqueduct was selected as the preferred site of the Eastern Desert nuclear facility for Southern California Edison.[1]

Though not a destination in its own right, Vidal Junction is a frequently used rest area and "jumping off" point for travelers headed to Colorado River resort towns such as Lake Havasu and Laughlin, Nevada.

The ZIP Code is 92280 and the community is inside area code 760.


  1. ^ "Edison prefers Vidal as nuclear plant site". Palo Verde Valley TImes. Blythe, California. 1973-11-22.