Niland Boat Ramp

County Park

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Niland Marina Rd.
Niland, CA 92257

GPS: 33.3415, -115.6639

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: -215 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Dave'n'Kim
Rio Dell, CA
27 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck
29 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A
“Free but pretty rough”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2016

Overall Rating

Don’t really want to be negative and put you off… but… Afraid to say this location – while free – has too many ‘negatives’ to make it worthwhile, unless you’re used to Roughing It.
1) It’s a slightly raised stony area occupied by 4 or 5 permanent ex-RV’s or trailers that look like the kind of habitats for hermits. A couple sport American Flags, but place was dead and unoccupied when we were there (Mid April).
2) It got very hot while there and while we laid down for a nap, a private truck appeared (only humanoid lifeform observed in 24hrs) and stopped right by our nose, a white middle-aged guy looked as if he’d get out to ‘have words’ (we stayed out of sight) but just watched our RV for a whole minute, then drove away. He didn’t return with a posse to run us out of town as expected… Wife didn't feel safe here.
3) It smelt of fish but not unbearably so; just a strong seaside smell. Beach is alternate dead fish, muddy ‘sand’ and ¼ inch shells, like walking on popcorn. Curious but not a beach to spend the day on…
4) A few run-down cabins and concrete buildings nearby.
5) We drove to the nearest ‘State Beach’ to find a ‘better place’ to justify some Rver’s liking for Salton Sea, and went to Bombay Beach 5 miles away. The ‘State Beach’ location was nothing – literally, gone, just bare soil. The 'village' had a general store and was part occupied (old people? using golf carts), temporary/mobile home buildings, most run down, many broken-down shells or skeletons. It reminded me of TV views post-Hurricane Katrina. A sign warned of occasional wave surges, maybe they’ve recently suffered one.
6) Maybe State Beaches further northwest are ‘better’ (but for a fee) but all this didn’t endear me to Salton Sea despite wanting to give it a chance.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
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