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Overview of Niland Boat Ramp

Elevation -229 ft / -69 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Niland Boat Ramp 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Last reported 1/12/2019
1 review
“Quiet not many visitors”

Reviewed 1/12/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 30
Overall Rating

The old trailers people speak of are ex police officers whom come and duck hunt periodically. They have been coming here for thirty years.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

Bosco would stay here again

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Rio Dell, CA 27' Keystone Cougar Dodge RAM 3500
36 reviews
“Free but pretty rough”

Reviewed 4/17/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A
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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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