California Points of Interest

Monkey Paw

The Monkey Paw is a geological formation located in the Salton Sea watershed of California. This unique landmark is a large rock formation that resembles the shape of a monkey's paw, hence its name. The Monkey Paw is a popular destination for hikers and rock climbers due to its challenging terrain and stunning views. Visitors can also explore the surrounding area by hiking the nearby trails, bird watching, fishing, and boating on the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea is a saline lake that was formed in 1905 and is one of the largest inland seas in California. This unique ecosystem is home to a variety of species of fish and birds, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts.

In addition to its impressive geological formation and natural beauty, the Salton Sea watershed is also home to several small, quirky towns that offer a glimpse into California's unique history. The town of Slab City is a popular destination for visitors looking to experience a different kind of community. This off-the-grid community is home to artists, musicians, and free-spirited individuals who have built their own homes and created a self-sufficient community. Visitors can also explore the nearby town of Bombay Beach, which has a fascinating history as a former vacation destination turned ghost town. Overall, the Monkey Paw and the Salton Sea watershed offer visitors a chance to explore California's natural beauty and unique culture. Get driving directions.

Points of Interest
210 Border Monument
A-7 Pass
A-7 Valley
Aerial Tramway Upper Terminal Mountain Station
Brawley Slide Hill #3
Buttercup Valley
Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook
Cahuilla Tewanet Vista Point
China Wall Hill #5
Coachella Valley Vista Point
Comp Hill
Competition Hill #1
Dunes Vista LTVA
Filers Hole
Glamis Beach Store
Grays Well
Indian Canyons
Li'l Buttercup
Lizard Hill #4
Mesquite Mine
Mex. Buttercup
Monkey Paw
Oldsmobile Hill #2
Osborne Overlook
Patton Valley
Plank Road
Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center
Test Hill
The Ceiling Hill #7
The Wall Hill #6
Tube 1
Tube 2
Tumco Historic Site
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Watchable Wildlife Site

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Grays Well OHV Numerous 163 ft
Midway  OHV Numerous 195 ft
Dunebuggy Flats OHV Numerous 158 ft
Buttercup OHV Numerous 162 ft
Ogilby Rd Dispersed Numerous 359 ft