Slab City – The Last Free Place - Niland, California
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Slab City may be the most wonderful, weird and disturbing campsite in the country. Go with an open mind or don’t go at all.
- The Range – live music and entertainment every Saturday night
* The Stage Door – live music most Friday nights. * Solar Mike’s Potluck on the last Wednesday in January
- Talent Show on the last Saturday in January
- Prom Night – Last Saturday in March. All are welcome and encouraged to dress up.
- Fun Fest – Music and Skate Festival. Held in April.
Sights to see:
- Church of Broken Toys
- Salvation Mountain
- Painted Tanks
- East Jesus
- Pet Cemetery
- Lizard Tree Library
- Squirrel’s Skate and BMX Park
- Gopher Flats (18 hole golf course)
- Slab City Hot Spring
- Makeshift Community Shower
In the slabs
- Mud Pots
- Salton Sea
- Red Hill
Outside of the slabs
- Karma Kitchen (feedings on Tuesdays and Fridays @ 4pm)
- Loners on Wheels (AKA LoWs)
- The Oasis Club
- Traveling Pals
- The Freedom Cafe
- Christian Center
General Delivery can only be picked up between 10am to 4pm and is accepted for up to 30 days. If you plan on staying longer and receiving mail, you must purchase a P.O. Box. Small PO Box = $22/6mo, $44/year +$6key
US Post Office
8108 Us Highway 111
Niland, CA 92257
Open Monday – Friday
Closed for lunch 1-2pm
Water and Sewage
Do not expect any facilities in Slab City proper. There are people who do sell and deliver water as well as those that will pump your tanks for a fee but there isn’t any infrastructure what so ever.
Niland Civic Center – $10/dump drinking water free when paying to dump.
The laundromat in Niland has a machine that will fill 5gal water containers with purified water
There is also a water machine at the store (May’s) at the corner of Beal and Hwy111.
There is a free dump station located at a rest area 7 miles south of Niland at 33.08261, -115.52146. Both rinse and drinking water are available.
Pack it in – Pack it out – Seriously! Trash is a huge issue in on the slabs. Please do not contribute to the problem.
There are dumpsters at the rest area 7 miles south on Hwy 111.
There is a recycling center at the corner of Main and Memphis in Niland. They will give you cash for aluminum, glass, and plastic.
Phone and Internet
There is an “Internet Cafe” on the slabs called the Freedom Cafe. It is located on county road south of Tank Rd.
All are welcome. Please leave your dogs at home or expect to tie them up outside. This is now a club and you must become a member.
Members of the Oasis Club get to use their Internet connection.
Sprint and Verizon Signals get stronger as you move closer to the canal.
There used to be free WiFi at the library in town, but it closed in 2010.
There is a laundromat in Niland. As of 2012/03, front loading washers(cold water only) cost $1.25 a load and driers are $0.25 for 10 minutes. The next closest is in Calipatria at the Calipatria Queen. Then, Brawley.
News Articles About Slab City
Trouble In Paradise – It’s Hot, Desolate And Ugly, But Now Slab City Is Facing A Real Problem: Progress
February 20, 1994|By Robin Clark, Knight-Ridder Newspapers.
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