Salton Sea SRA Camping and Visit to the Dos Palmes Preserve, California

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Mid-December 2021 finds us camped at a favorite snowbird location. The Salton Sea State Recreation Area near Palm Springs. In the video, I give you a look at our camping location called Salt Creek, the terrain, and the wildlife. Later we took a short drive to nearby Los Palmas Reserve to check out an oasis of natural palm trees.

Salt Creek is primitive camping with no hookups but has garbage cans, portapotties, picnic tables, and some fire rings. The current rate is $10 a night in a self-registration box. Water and a dump station can be found a few miles down the road at the Headquarters campground and visitor center.

Interesting Landscapes & Shorebirds – Windy Day on the Salton Sea

Scenes from a very windy February 2022 day camped along the northern shoreline of the Salton Sea, California. Sheltered in our RV, I spotted a large grouping of birds huddle near the shore. It looked like an interesting visual. So, I decided to endure the gusty winds and blowing sand and take a walkout for a closer look.

Here is some video footage of the views on the hike out and back, plus all the birds. I spotted lots of Northern Shoveler ducks, some seagulls, two ravens, and various tiny shorebirds. All were trying their best to brace against the stiff breezes and white-capped waves. It looked like a chore for the smallest ones! Even in such a desolate landscape, nature provides many beautiful and interesting-looking things to enjoy if you take the time for a closer look.

Salt Creek State Recreation Area and Los Palmas Reserve

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