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Salton Sea Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

 If you're looking for a place to get away from civilization and closer to nature, the Salton kayaking the salton sea

Sea has much to offer. It is the ideal destination for anyone who enjoys soaking up breathtaking desert views, watching the local wildlife, paddling, camping, boating, and many other outdoor activities.

The Salton Sea, located in the southeastern corner of California, is actually a lake which occupies a

 desert basin known as the Salton Sink. This body of water covers a surface area of 376 square miles, making it larger than Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake. In fact, the Salton Sea is the largest lake in California. The Sea's current elevation is about 227 feet below mean sea level, its maximum depth reaches 51 feet and its total volume is about 7.5 million acre-feet.

The Salton Sea offers all types of water sports. It is a water recreation wonderland that includes water  and jet skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, and swimming. A new kayak trail extends fourteen miles along the shoreline, from behind the visitor center at Varner Harbor to Bombay Beach Campground. Two kayak camps at Salt Creek and Bombay Beach have kayak racks, picnic tables, restrooms and showers.

The Salton Sea is an outdoor wonderland with great paddling a unique desert landscape and a plethora of desert animals. Wildlife viewing is superb. Salton Sea is relatively remote and is the stopping-off place for large flocks of a variety of birds, being the only body of water for many miles. The Salton Sea is a premiere paddling destination for those who like to get away from it all while enjoying the outdoors. It offers a little bit of relaxation for everyone.

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 Besides the opportunity for bird watching and for fishing, the Salton Sea and its immediate vicinity offer recreational opportunities including boating, camping, off-roading, hiking, hunting, use of personal watercraft and photography. Hiking among the desert flora is an added experience, and hikers frequently see native wildlife including mule deer, and coyotes. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 72 76 83 90 97 105 109 109 108 93 80 71
Low 40 44 40 55 63 69 75 75 69 58 46 39

Fees: There is a fee to camp and for day use.

Lake Facilities: Swimming beaches are located all around the shoreline. Many places have showers for swimmers as well. Boaters, waterskiers, kayakers, campers, birdwatchers, photographers and hikers can enjoy the site’s many recreation oppThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookortunities here. There are several improved launch facilities as well as bait, tackle, and groceries. Free launch locations: Imperial County Parks Ph: 619 339-4384
Red Hill Marinas Ph: 619 348-2310



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