Monday, February 6, 2017

Salton Sea State Recreation Area

We left Lake Tamarisk Desert Resort yesterday morning, driving west through the desert, then dropping down through picturesque Box Canyon and out to the expanse of the Salton Sea area.  Our first stop was the Visitor Center of the Salton Sea State Recreation Area.  To be honest, I have to admit because of all the bad publicity regarding the Salton Sea, I have been rather reluctant to admit it was one of our destinations. But we were pleasantly surprised at our positive first reactions.  No stench coming off the lake, lots of camping sites available, perfect weather, and few visitors.

Buster was anxious to get out of the RV and explore.  So we set off to see what we could find.  Birds were scarce right at the visitors center, but soon as we started to look a little closer we began to find a great assortment. You can see our bird list here.

American White Pelican

After birding and a break for lunch, (one of the joys of RVing is you always have food and shelter available all the time), we sought out a camping site.  We settled on Salt Creek Beach, where eight dollars bought us parking, a picnic table, port-potti, and garbage can.

early morning view of our site

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