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SLAB CITY, CALIFORNIA
SALVATION MOUNTAIN
LATITUDE: N 33°15.370
LONGITUDE: W 115°20.272
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Slab City California
Welcome to Slab City

Slab City California
Slab City, CA

Slab City
Slab City, CA

Slab City is an abandoned military base (Camp
Dunlap was a WW2 Marine Barracks) that
has been squatted by hippies and snowbirds.
All that is left are the concrete slabs of the
buildings.

Slab City California
Slab City from the top of Salvation Mountain

Slab City has a newspaper and library...
There is also a church in Slab City.
Another place installs solar panel systems.
There are clubs and organizations to join.
It is a small community...

Old Military Bunkers
There are a couple old bunkers in the desert
Opposite side of Beal Road from Salvation Mountain

You could camp in the old bunkers. They
are protected from the elements and would
stay nice and cool on hot summer days.

Slab on Coachella Canal Road
Slab on Coachella Canal Road
N 33°xx.xxx
W 115°xx.xxx

Samual J Morgan
Slab signed by Samual J. Morgan
Oct.13, 1970

This slab was poured in 1970, years after
Camp Dunlap Marine Barracks had been
closed.

Extreme trash and garbage problems
Extreme trash and garbage problems

It is impossible to believe the amount
of garbage.

Trash near Slab City
Trash near Slab City

Trash near Slab City
Trash near Slab City

The garbage in above photos is every
direction. Can't explain the exact source,
but once a place is trashed, it is easier for
other people to follow suit.

Old vehicles
Part of the landscape...

Old vehicles are common
Old vehicles are common sights
Somebody could make money in scrap metal.

Basketball Court
Basketball Court

Old bus that has been burned
Old bus that has been burned...

Old bus that has been junked
Old bus that has been junked

Old bus that has been junked
Old bus that has been junked

Buses and trailers that have been stripped
are part of the landscape. A creative person
could turn one of these buses into a decent
shelter. Don't be surprised if you see our car
parked in the driveway and curtains on the
windows.

Coachella Canal
Coachella Canal

The Coachella Canal runs along the
east boundary of Slab City. There
are camp areas all along the canal
if you go south on Coachella Road.

Coachella Valley Water District
http://www.cvwd.org

Dead fish on road
Fisherman left several fish on the road

Dead fish on road
More dead fish on road.

You can see big, monster size fish in the
relatively clear water of Coachella Canal.
No trespassing or swimming allowed. It
is a serious crime to harm a Grass Carp.

Coachella Canal
Coachella Canal???
(Old canal running parallel to the new canal)

There is an old canal that runs parallel
to the new canal.

Litter from Virginia Brown
Litter from Virginia Brown

Litter from Virginia Harris
Litter from Virginia Harris

Litter from Megan Harris
Litter from Megan Harris

Trash
Trash is from the above litterbugs

Above litterbug names are the same addresses.
Two people named Virginia at the same house
sounds like someone is using fake names???
This was from a new pile of household garbage.

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
Liberalism is a Mental Disorder... was
Micheal Savage here???

PHOTO HERE
Military bombing practice in the Chocolate
Mountain Gunnery Range. Notice the big
plumes of smoke. At night you can see the
flash of lights from the explosions.

There is a lot of noise for being out in the
middle of nowhere. You can hear freight
trains in the distance, unexplained bangs
and booms, or just cars that drive by.

Bullet holes in old vehicle
Bullet holes in old vehicle...

Coyotes howling in the background can
unravel your nerves, but that is just nature,
and they avoid humans.

Grapefruit Grove on Flowing Wells Road
Grapefruit Grove on Flowing Wells Road

DIRECTIONS:
From Niland, CA
Take Main Street (East)
Continue on Beal Road about 3 miles
You will see Salvation Mountain
Continue past Salvation Mountain
Slab City is about another 1/2 mile

DISTANCES FROM NILAND, CA
Bombay 17 miles
Indio 56 miles
Los Angeles 183 miles

There are some hot springs and a shower
Between Niland and Slab City on Beal Road.
They are on the same side of the road as
Salvation Mountain, which you can see in
the distance. There is a sign that says,
"If Vehicle Is Here Please Stay Away"

Hot Springs
Hot Springs between Niland and Slab City

The hot springs are near the three cement
columns. Temperature around 97 degrees.
Stay away if another vehicle parked here.

Shower between Niland and Slab City
Shower between Niland and Slab City

The shower is near the cement building.
At first glance it looks intimidating. You
have to climb down a hole in the ground.
It actually was a great shower... especially
on a hot day. Water is about 75 degrees.

Guard Station marks the shower location
Guard Station marks the shower location

NILAND, CALIFORNIA
Niland is a depressing town, with alcoholics
drinking in the doorways and just the general
atmosphere... but you can meet some good
folks and wild characters.

Salvation Mountain
Salvation Mountain
N 33°15.370
W 115°20.272

Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain could
be described with numerous phrases, from
a brilliant work of art or a toxic waste dump.
It could be a religious monument... but one
thing for sure...

Leonard Knight
Leonard Knight

Leonard landed here in 1983 when his hot air
balloon would fly no farther. Only planning to
stay a couple days, but about 100,000 gallons of
paint later and you have Salvation Mountain.

SALVATION MOUNTAIN
This is a separate page with more photos and
information about Salvation Mountain. Listed
under "Tourist Attractions"

The Great Deluge by Douglas Brinkley
"The Great Deluge" signed by New York
Times Best Selling Author Douglas Brinkley

FROM THE BLOG:
Today we ran into New York Times Best
Selling Author Douglas Brinkley. He gave
us a personal signed copy of his new book.

NILAND BOAT RAMP
Imperial County Niland Boat Ramp and
Fishing Access has been abandoned, the
County Park closed... but you can camp
out here. About 10 miles north of Niland.

Box Canyon Road
Box Canyon Road
Box Canyon Road is north on Hwy.111
(Photo is of camp area and not the actual
road, which is a paved surface.)

BOX CANYON ROAD
Box Canyon Road is north from Slab City

Painted Canyon
Mecca Hills / Painted Canyon

PAINTED CANYON ROAD
Painted Canyon Road is near Box Canyon

CHOCOLATE MOUNTAINS
Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range
is to the east. Explosions and weird lights...

Salton Sea
Salton Sea

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS
These campgrounds are located on the
shores of the Salton Sea and require
fees and payments...
HEADQUARTERS CAMPGROUND
Showers... not sure about camping fees
CORVINA BEACH CAMPGROUND
Primitive Campsites $7.00
Day Use $6.00
BOMBAY BEACH CAMPGROUND
Primitive Campsites $7.00
Day Use $6.00
Cement firerings, portable toilets, garbage,
water, and cold showers...
SALT CREEK CAMPGROUND
Primitive Campsites $7.00
Day Use $6.00
Cement firerings, portable toilets, garbage,
water...
IMPERIAL WILDLIFE AREA
Wister Unit... not sure of camping fees
$2.50 per person daily fee
Hwy.111 to Davis Road
(3 miles north of Niland)

Salton Sea
Salton Sea

Salton Sea Bird Landing
Bird landing on Salton Sea

Salton Sea was created in 1905 - 1906
Original Size: 45 miles by 17 miles wide
Original Surface Level: 195' below sea level
Today: 35 miles by 15 miles wide
Surface Area: 360 square miles
Surface Elevation: 228' below sea level
110 miles of shoreline
Average Depth: Less than 20'
Deepest Area: 50'
Summer temp. is 92 degrees
Winter temp. is 55 degrees

Red Hill Marina
Red Hill Marina

Snow Geese near Sonny Bono NWR
Snow Geese near Sonny Bono NWR

SALTON SEA
Tourist Information and Travel Guide
For more information about the Salton
Sea and surrounding area.

Sand Dunes on west shore of Salton Sea
Sand Dunes near the Salton Sea
Hwy.86 on the west shore of Salton Sea
(3 1/2 miles north from junction of Hwy.78)

Also see: BETTY'S KITCHEN
Also see:
BLAIR VALLEY
Also see:
BOX CANYON ROAD
Also see:
CARRIZO BADLANDS
Also see:
CHOCOLATE MOUNTAINS
Also see:
CIBOLA / COLORADO RIVER
Also see:
CRAGGY WASH
Also see:
CRYSTAL HILL
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY
Also see:
DOME ROCK MOUNTAIN
Also see:
GLAMIS
Also see:
GOVERNMENT WASH
Also see:
GREG'S HIDEOUT
Also see: HOLTVILLE HOT SPRINGS
Also see:
JOSHUA TREE
Also see:
LAKE HAVASU
Also see:
MOJAVE DESERT
Also see:
NEEDLE MOUNTAINS
Also see:
NILAND BOAT RAMP
Also see:
OSBORNE WASH
Also see:
PAINTED CANYON ROAD
Also see:
PAINTED ROCK PETROGLYPH
Also see:
PALM CANYON
Also see:
PALO VERDE
Also see:
PLOMOSA ROAD
Also see:
SCADDAN WASH
Also see:
SWANSEA TOWNSITE
Also see:
TRONA PINNACLES
Also see:
WAGON WHEEL

Showers at Ocotillo Wells SVRA
Off Road Vehicle Recreation Area
Hwy.78 west of Ocotillo Wells
Cost $.50
Showers in Quartzsite, AZ
$5.00 at the Q Laundromat

Best spring water at BAY TREE SPRING
Hwy 243 (Between Grandview Ranger Station
and Lake Fulmor)

Least priced gas in Arizona.
I-10 / Exit#1 at the Flying-J in at Ehrenberg
(On this day was about 40¢ less than California)

Imperial Sand Dunes
Imperial Sand Dunes BLM Recreation Area
Hwy 78 at Osborne Scenic Overlook

Tree Decorated With Underware
Tree Covered With Laundry

Tree covered with old laundry.
Set it on fire and it could be a work of art.
California Highway 78
North from Imperial Sand Dunes.

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas... It is December 16th
and this is the best we could do... actually
this could be considered a luxury out here
in the middle of the desert. You learn to
appreciate anything that comes your way.

Broken Glass
By photographing this broken glass, it could
now be considered art... it's called a creative
license.

Camped here Dec..16, 2006
Camped here Dec..30, 2006
Camped here Dec. 23, 2008

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TOURIST PHOTOS

Sea Shells
Millions of Sea Shells in Coachella Canal

Salton Sea Dead Fish
Dead fish on shores of Salton Sea

Chemtrails
Funny Clouds

Chemtrails touching the ground
Funny Clouds created by planes, covering the
sky and dripping down to the ground becoming
a thick haze.

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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
SALVATION MOUNTAIN
SLAB CITY, CALIFORNIA