Sea and Desert Interpretive Association
A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1977.
The SDIA is dedicated to supporting and promoting educational and interpretive programs which allows the public to become aware of the uniqueness of this large body of salt water. The Salton Sea sits 227 ft. below sea level, but is bordered by two mountain ranges. Come view this incredible contrast of geology: a large body of water in a desert valley that’s bordered by two mountain ranges, and a fertile agricultural area.
The Sea and Desert Interpretive Association (SDIA) is partnered with Salton Sea State Recreation Area and Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Both places are located on the eastern side of the Salton Sea, along Highway 111.
Located at 100-225 State Park Rd, Mecca, CA 92254 , the park offers camping, a fishing Jetty, kayak rentals, and boat ramp.
Located at 906 W Sinclair Rd, Calipatria, CA 92233, the refuge offers a mile hike To a dormant volcano to view the vastness of the Salton Sea. It’s a good birding spot.