Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Corvina Campground and Day Use Area is a primitive area along the eastern shore of the Salton Sea within the Salton Sea State Recreation Area that welcomes visitors with its solitude and surreal location.

The Salton Sea itself lies a short sandy walk from the campground, while the campground and day use areas are really just a widened graded dirt area with a handful of picnic tables and vault toilets. There is no water or any other amenities available here. Instead, this campground is meant for those looking for the solitude that this area provides, with relatively few visitors stopping here and views of the Santa Rosa mountains towering over the water to the west.

The noise of passing trains and the howling wind is about the only sounds that you'll hear after dark here. Camp sites are unmarked and non-reservable. Instead campers are welcome to show up and stake out their area on the widened dirt area, with proximity to the vault toilets being the only real organizing factor.

Signs advertise there being hazardous swimming conditions and no lifeguards at the water, though this area doesn't really draw the swimming crowd. Visitors are asked to use the self-pay station upon entering - day use fees are $7 per day and camping is $10 per night. There's not much here, but that's the biggest draw for those camping out here.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Rarely full

Parking Pass

Camping fee

Price per night (basic site)

10.00 $ (8.40 €)


Campground feels distant from the rest of the world.


Exposed to sun and wind. Less than ideal swimming.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

California State Parks


Vault toilet
Big vistas
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Covered picnic areas



Total number of sites


Lodging type

Rental home

Maximum trailer length

35.00 ft (10.67 m)


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