Sea and Desert Interpretive Association

A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded  in 1977.


Imagine how exciting your event or party will be if you have it at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area.  For more information contact Cheryll Schulz at  or call 760-767-0166 (M-Th)

Volunteers are always needed and welcomed at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area and the Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge.  For more information call (760) 702-6032

The Discovery Kids Camp Program is a FREE mini science camp at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area for local children, ages 8 to 12 years old. The camp is held every fall on seven consecutive Saturdays, beginning in late September/early October until approximately mid-November. From a camp-out to hands on activities and games, children learn about the birds and desert animals common to the Salton Sea area and about the Salton Sea environment. Participants are provided with tee shirts and hats for the program. Activities include star gazing, glowing scorpion hunting, campfire stories, smores and more. The program is a jointly sponsored opportunity of the Sea and Desert Interpretive Association, the Salton Sea SRA and the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge.

Enrollment open August 1, 2022 by emailing  or calling (760)702-6032.

Salton Sea State Recreation Area

Located at 100-225 State Park Rd, Mecca, CA 92254 , the park offers camping. You can kayak on Salton Sea if you have your own kayak.

Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge

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.