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About Slab City
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No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
No Picnic Table
No Trash
No WiFi
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No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 100 ft.
Slab City is located in California
33.2545 N
-115.4739 W
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5 Reviews of Slab City
24 hrs in the SLABS

Ok I went here hoping to spend more than 24 hrs and explore and what not but I stuck out like a sore thumb with a military truck and decent travel trailer. Theirs TOOO much need in this community (comparable to skid row if your familiar but in the desert) This is more than just DISPERSED camping where you pull over and kick back. Its literally survival at all times because that’s what THEY are doing in the desert. I could not sleep with all the evening noises and people tweaking/high on something walking around. That all said Salvation Mountain is pretty amazing and safe due to its state protected and at entrance into the Slabs so it’s well traveled. So much LOVE went into it. Do drive around the outskirts of the slabs some too and you’ll find plenty of random desert art that Slabs City is known for.

Pretty damn cool

Nice place to visit and chill for a while!

Art and Independence: designed for the daily boondocker

As a tent camper this one was a bit of a stretch for me to feel comfortable, however if you are a boondocker this is an ideal spot for the adventurer who wants to be off grid with a community designed for just that.

Slab City and East Jesus are known as the last free place in America as noamads flock here during cool months and find themselves in many cases not wanting to leave. It is a community without a city limits but with basic rules of understanding that everyone dwelling there or camping there basically respects the thoughts of respecting one another and living self sustaining lifestyle.

Most staying are in travel vehicles of many kinds and have large water catchment systems as there is no sewer or water supply available. For an average tent camper you can visit however there are no amenities making for a rough stay if you opt in for more than a day or so.

There is within the community Salvation Mountain and a outdoor art gallery constructed from the leavings of those in the desert. You will find things made of old parts, used tires, pieces of old buildings repurposed and all free!!

I give it a 4 for the unique experience and urge you to check into the “library” if you make it there. They will let you know if you have arrived during any special occasions such as their community prom or karaoke night at their nomadic bar. Yep, it is a can’t miss.

such a cool adventure

we went here at the beginning of the summer for a photography project. most of the regulars have moved on to cooler locations but there were some people left. everyone was very friendly and helpful in telling us cool things to see. we found the hot spring pool that was fun to relax in, the library was pretty interesting too. there is a cistern shower too with cold water, it smells though… so be brave.. no restroom facilitiesc

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Into the Slab City

If you're a fan of the novel/movie "Into the Wild" then this place is absolutely a "must visit"!! The people are different in a positive way. Bring everything you will need since there isn't a store in the place. Every Saturday is the "Talent Show".

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