Headquarters Campground

Salton Sea State Recreation Area

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State Park Rd.
Mecca, CA 92254
760-393-3052
760-393-3059
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GPS: 33.505, -115.9147

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 40
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: -233 ft
Max Length: 40 ft

4 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
AT&T 4G
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 3

tompketribe would stay here again

“good spot w/ hook ups ”

Reviewed Mar 06, 2018

Overall Rating

Was looking for a place to stay on short notice, Salton Sea Beach did the job! Had full hook ups, many people complained about the "smell" so we were worried if it was gong to be unbearable. Its just dirty salt water. We are from WA so that doesn't bother us :) I would say the "salton sea" was not THAT great of a site, super dirty,... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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5bars
AT&T 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Go with the Flo
CA
25 Airstream International
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 11

Go with the Flo would stay here again

“Full hookups on the Salton Sea”

Reviewed Feb 10, 2017

Overall Rating

Normally full hookup sites would not have been our thing but we arrived in the rain and just wanted everything easy! We were not dissapointed. The campground at headquarters has two sections. One with hookups (basically a parking lot) and one with trees. We were close to the neighbors but we found everyone very friendly. There is a lot... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Ron & Sarah
Denver, CO
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
10 reviews
Days stayed: 3
“Strange and loud!”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2016

Overall Rating

The Salton Sea is strange. A gigantic briny accidentally created and quickly-disappearing lake in the middle of the desert that is as smelly as it is visible. The shore of the lake is literally littered with the remains of thousands of tilapia (you do not want to walk along it barefoot). My kind of place! When we were here in Jan... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


4 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 14

hitchedwithjoy would stay here again

“mixed experience”

Reviewed Jan 17, 2016

Overall Rating

Beautiful view of the Salton Sea with mountains in the backdrop offered an amazing sunset. The beach was full of dead fish, though, which is supposedly seasonal. The smell coming from the sea was that of a sea - very salty, making for an interesting "sea without the waves" experience. The campground is split up into two sections: Th... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Salton Sea, California - A Curious Place

A few days earlier, we left home for our second extended trip with our Airstream trailer.  Wanting to escape what felt like a colder than usual winter in Colorado, we decided to head toward southern Ca...

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Salton Sea - January 2015

The Salton Sea, located in southern California, was created in accident as a result of (mis)-directing the Colorado River some years back, and today is a (huge) land locked sea. The water ha...

Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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