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Niland, California: Slab City

The "last free place in America" -- where you can be truly free, according to its off-the-grid inhabitants.

Low Rd, Niland, CA
From Niland drive east on Main St. Cross the train tracks and continue east on paved Beal Rd. Drive past Salvation Mountain, then turn right onto unpaved Low Rd. This takes you into the heart of Slab City.
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Slab City.

Slab City

Well worth the drive. Everyone I met in slab City was very friendly and welcoming.

[Todd, 05/31/2019]

Welcome to Slab City.

Slab City

Next to Salvation Mountain. The last free-for-all in the USA. An amazing place full of amazing characters.

[Micko, 10/05/2015]

Slab City is collection of trailers and sculpture sites, with a sign anointing it "Last Free Space." Out-of-season Burning Man vagabonds, aged hippies and youthful neohippies, die-hard red or blue anti-government hold-outs -- all coexisting in peaceful distribution on an abandoned streak of government land.

Nearby Offbeat Places

East JesusEast Jesus, Niland, CA - < 1 mi.
Salvation MountainSalvation Mountain, Niland, CA - < 1 mi.
Mud PotsMud Pots, Niland, CA - 8 mi.
In the region:
Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs, Ocotillo, CA - 55 mi.

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