Arroyo Salado Primitive Campground Professional Review and Guide
"Arroyo Salado is badlands camping. It is in malpais (badlands) in the huge Anza- Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP), which has everything—palm-studded canyons, cactus gardens, mountain pinyon forests, hot springs, waterfalls, bighorn sheep, Native American pictographs and petroglyphs, historic settler trails, stage stops, and ghost towns. A good way to come into Arroyo Salado is on CA 86, off I-10, via Indio and Coachella through the date palm orchards. Stop and have a date shake at one of the stands. Then, carry on along the shore past Salton City Beach and turn east on S-22. Notice Travertine Point on the right and the wave terraces cut into the mountainsides—in recent geological times, the Salton basin was a huge lake. Near the wave terraces are traces of the Native Americans who lived by the lake."