Saturday, June 5, 2010

More Salton Sea

Helen's Place, Salton Sea, California - This popular resort on the west shore of this desert sea provides all types of boating and swimming accomodations for the vacationing family. The Salton Sea boasts of the fastest water in the world because of its low elevation the greater water intensity provides a tremendous bite for the boat propellors.

On the boat ramp of this popular 2 million dollar facility on the North Shore of this great inland sea some 34 miles long, 11 1/2 miles wide, an average center depth of 40 feet and 232 feet below sea level. The new modern restaurant and snack bar in the background.

North Shore Motel - This beautiful 48 unit seafront motel adjoins the famed North Shore Beach Yacht Club and affords incredibly breath taking seascapes and mountain vistas. This motel overlooks the Yacht Club's magnificent clubhouse and 400 boat marina.

The 31 foot State Patrol boat in the foreground and the new restaurant and snack bar beyond. This State Park facility represents a 2 million dollar investment and has developed into a most important California recreational area.


Major Pepperidge said...

Is the Salton Sea still a popular destination for tourists? Seems like I never hear about it.

Heidi Ann said...

Again, your vintage postcards make me want to BE there!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Major: The Salton Sea is just another man-made environmental disaster.

Thank you Heidi Ann. My pleasure.

You can read about it here:

Dave said...

Yep,the area is practically a ghost town.If you're interested in the place,I would recommend the highly entertaining documentary "Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea",goes into the history some but focuses mostly on the folks still living there on the "California Riviera" as it was once touted.

Anonymous said...

About the time that the picture of the boat ramp and gas dock were taken (1965) I was working the gas dock. The Salton Sea was a wonderful place then. I skied, fished, worked, and swam there all through the 1950's and 1960's. The water was warm, the fishing was great, the skiing was fast, and the girls were beautiful. But battles over water and failure to control the salt content and chemicals entering the sea have turned it into little more than a wonderful memory. It could still be saved but I doubt that the will is there.

Alan Arceneaux said...

I spent most of my childhood vacationing at Salton Sea. We had a wonderful time boating, skiing, dune bugging and riding motorcycles. This was durning the early 70s and the place look great back then. I have a lot of fond memories from back then. It's really sad to see the current state its condition is in today.