Abandoned Naval Base - Salton Sea

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Lost in time, Naval Air Facility Salton Sea sits on the shores of the Salton Sea. The abandoned naval station looks like everyone just walked away, leaving everything as it was. There are old buildings and concrete foundations scattered about. There's even an old pier that no longer reaches the water since the Salton Sea is slowly going dry. It's an eerie sight. Commissioned in 1942 as a seaplane base, the air station was used to test air delivery methods for nuclear weapons by dropping dummy bombs. The tests began during World War II and continued until 1961. The trail into the abandoned base is very sandy. Camping is allowed along the beach.