Imperial County

Imperial County

Exploring

Fonts Point – Anza Borrego State Park

Fonts Point is one of the most popular viewpoints in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It’s located at the end of a 4 miles dirt road off State Route 22. The dirt drive features beautiful wildflowers and sandy river bed crossings. It’s recommended that only 4-wheel drive vehicles try to reach the parking lot at Fonts Point, but I have seen people in sedans make the trip.

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Camping

Holtville Hot Springs

Holtville Hot Springs Long-Term Visitor Area (LTVA) is located east of Holtville, Ca, on the US and Mexican Border. The hot springs have two small artificial tubs with a nozzle shower that flows into a beautiful palm tree-lined hot spring lagoon. Overnight camping is allowed in the BLM land directly across the hot springs, but a permit is required.

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Camping

Imperial Sand Dunes

The Imperial Sand Dunes, or Glamis, as the locals call it, is worth a visit for any van or RV nomad looking to explore one of SoCal’s greatest natural attractions. The dunes are the largest mass of dunes in California. The dune system extends more than 40 miles long and averages 5 miles wide and often reaches 300 feet above the desert floor.

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Exploring

Slab City

Slab City is located in unincorporated Imperial County in the Sonoran desert. It’s known for its artistic residents and its bohemian lifestyle that contradicts ordinary society. The city took its name from concrete slabs that remained after the World War II Marine Corps Camp Dunlap training base was torn down.

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