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Zzyzx, California: Zzyzx: Quack-Founded Town, Last Name In The Atlas Team Field Report

Zzyzx Rd, Zzyzx, CA
Exit I-15 at Zzyzx Rd, six miles southwest of Baker. The old resort is 4 1/2 miles south. The Desert Studies Center features active classrooms, labs, and apartments and is no longer accessible to the public.
Spring area only, no public access to buildings. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Zzyzx: Quack-Founded Town, Last Name In The Atlas

From 1944-1974 the pseudo-town/resort was the private fiefdom of bogus medicine radio personality Curtis Howe Springer. Today an oasis of ruins, palm trees, and buildings housing desert studies researchers. Report... [01/22/2012]

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Zzyzx: Quack-Founded Town, Last Name In The Atlas

The CSU has taken over and you can't look at anything. You only get to walk around a spring.

[Tiffanee, 04/16/2022]
Zzyzx: Quack-Founded Town

It's now a California study area, not cool and creepy, if that's what you're expecting. We were disappointed. Toilets not even there, nothing. Can't go into buildings being used by study.

[Gina, 09/05/2017]

Path next to the pond.

Quack-Founded Town With Last Name in the Alphabet

Really odd and interesting place. It's occupied and used for desert research by the university, but you can still visit. We just pulled all the way in and parked inside the grounds. There was a decent bathroom too. Cool history on the property.

[Shantel, 03/28/2012]


Quack-Founded Town With Last Name in the Alphabet

With the exception of a few fairly short sections, the road is now paved.

[tomwickland, 01/17/2012]

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