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Days Birding Festival
Returns to the Salton Sea
January 24th, 25th, and 26th 2014
your calendar for this fun event and bring out the family for the weekend,
or just the day. The festivities start off on Friday evening with
registration and a reception at the Visitor Center. Join us for food and
drink and a keynote speaker to kick things off right.
Saturday morning will offer a pancake breakfast and several birding tours
for all ages and abilities. There will be children’s activities
throughout the day, and a Junior Ranger Program for kids aged 7-12. In the
afternoon we will again feature several field trip options and a class on
Basic Birding. Kayaks will be available all day for short mini-tours.
for our Dusk Birding Walk around Varner Harbor, and then the Saturday
night Wine and Cheese tasting followed by our special evening program.
Food and drink vendors will be here all day on Saturday from 11am to 4pm.
miss our unforgettable Birding Kayak Tour on Sunday to experience the Sea
and the birds from a whole new perspective.
Festival registration fees are $50 for an individual, or $100 per family
for the full 3 days. Day use for the festival is $25 per person or $50 for
families per day. There is a $5 parking fee for all vehicles entering the
park. Environmental camping at Corvina Beach and Salt Creek is $10 ($8
seniors) per night. Other camping is available by reservation at Reserve
America through the State Park Website or by calling 1-800-444-park.
Sea and Land tours will be offered at an extra cost. The magic is free.
Due to generous donations from our community and other donors the State Park will remain OPEN this year. Volunteers are needed to help us stay up and running.
All of our facilities will be available except for Bombay Beach which has been out of operation for the past few years, and Mecca Beach Campground because of a pending maintenance problem.
There will be full hook-up sites available at Headquarters Campground for $30 per night and tent sites at New Camp for $20 per night. We also have sites available at our environmental campgrounds, Corvina Beach and Salt Creek, for $10 per night. Seniors get a $2 per night discount.
We are open for self-registration 24 hours a day. Use the envelopes at the entrance station and deposit them into the self-registration tube. Credit Cards are not acceptable so please use cash or checks. Day use fees of $5.00 ($4.00 seniors) are payable upon entering the park. They are valid from sunrise to sunset.
Our reservation system will be available in October by calling Reserve America at 1-800-444-parks or by going online at www.parks.ca.gov and selecting reservations. Review the Salton Sea SRA on the website by Clicking Here.
Our boat launch area at Varner Harbor is open, and we will have kayak rentals available at the Camp Store starting in November.
The Sea and Desert Interpretive Association would like to thank the donors and pledges who helped keep the park open: