Lifestyle Travel

Travel to La Sal Del Rey

I discovered a hidden gem right outside the Rio Grande Valley (South Texas) called La Sal Del Rey. This magical little salt flat lies in the middle of a wild ranch land in the city of Edinburg, Texas and is definitely worth checking out. 

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, “La Sal del Rey, or “the King’s Salt,” is one of three naturally occurring salt lakes in South Texas. Sitting atop an estimated four million tons of salt, these hyper-saline lakes are seven times saltier than the ocean.

La Sal Del Rey
Photo credit: Giray Gunes

We drove off the highway about five miles, driving down an old dirt road until we arrived at our destination. We parked the car and walked half a mile, admiring all the different animal footprints along the way, wild turkeys, birds, hogs and bears.

La Sal Del Rey
Photo Credit: Abby Cota

Once you get to the actual salt flat, that’s when you lose your breath at how truly beautiful mother nature is. We picked a spot and sat to admire this hidden treasure. If you go, be sure to take your camera as the area makes for a magnificent backdrop–it’s just gorgeous.

Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

You can find more information on the history and travel directions on La Sal Del Rey here. Send us your pictures when you get there!

About Abby 

I’m Abby and a new contributor for Shuffle Online. I like eating, spontaneous adventures and watching cat videos on YouTube (yes, in that order). I have skydived, swam with sharks and have bungee jumped.   You’ll find me over on the Shuffle Snapchat where I’ll be sharing my favorite eats, travel and more. Follow my blog, The Spotted Banana here

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