Zzyzx in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A Lost Lake
As the climate became warmer and drier, the rivers and lakes eventually dried up, exposing the remaining sediments to the wind. Sand and dust began to blow across the landscape, leaving behind this lost lake.
Erected by Mojave National Preserve, National Parks Service, and U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 8.596′ N, 116° 6.195′ W. Marker is in Zzyzx, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on South Interstate 15, on the left. Touch for map. Located just south of Baker along Interstate 5, exit Zzyzx Road and turn east. The marker is located along the trail of the Soda Spring lake towards the dry lake bed. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Interstate 15, Baker CA 92309, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Traveler's Rest (within shouting distance The Desert Studies Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soda Springs - Zzyzx Mineral Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Marion "Borax" Smith (approx. 3.9 miles away); Marl Springs / Seventeenmile Point (approx. 9.8 miles away).
Categories. • Paleontology •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 20, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.