One of the world’s largest inland seas, Salton Sea was created by accident when a dike broke during the construction of the All-American Canal in 1905. The resulting 360-square-mile basin became today’s Salton Sea State Recreation Area. It provides a unique desert oasis for boaters, water-skiers and anglers. Visitors glimpse how the ever-increasing salt and nutrient content in this basin with no outlet threatens the existence of the systems within the Sea.
Varner Harbor, New Camp Campground has two accessible campsites. Accessible campsites are #’s 37and 45.
Restroom and shower: The New Camp Campground restroom/shower building is fully accessible.
Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available at the restroom. Route of travel from site and parking to restroom is accessible.
There are six accessibly designed picnic sites at the Visitor Center parking lot. There are accessible tables with a post-mounted grill. No water is available at the site.
Restroom: An accessible restroom nearby.
Parking: Accessible parking is provided for the picnic sites.
There are no developed fishing facilities in the park, but many visitors fish from the Varner Harbor picnic area. A concrete pad at the accessible picnic site reaches nearly to the waters edge, permitting persons with mobility impairments some opportunity to fish. There are neither railings nor edge protection. Restrooms, parking and routes of travel are accessible as described in Picnic Area.