The Salton Sea is California’s largest lake and it used to be a bustling tourist attraction. However, today it is a desolate, remote place in the desert. The history of the Salton Sea is quite a sad story, highlighting the grotesque consequences of climate change and human impact on the environmen
By the 1990s the salinity had increased again, continuing to cause catastrophic effects on the wildlife. Approximately 150,000 eared grebes died as a result of the salinity of the lake, and 7.6 million tilapia and croakers suffocated from lack of oxygen that had been depleted by the algae.
A must-stop on a visit is the Salton Sea State Park Visitors Center. This is where you can find information on the history of the lake and its surroundings, and is a great place to start your visit
If you’re interested in bird watching, then there is a platform at the visitors center that is ideal for viewing the birds. Another great spot to look for birds is from the hiking trail that overlooks the beach and lake.