Zzyzx Road

Six miles southwest of Baker, Calif. on I-15, Zzyzx Road leads 5 miles south into Mojave National Preserve along the western shore of Soda Lake (dry).
Lake Tuendae at Zzyzx.
Lake Tuendae at Zzyzx, developed by Curtis Howe Springer in the 1940s.

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Zzyzx/Soda Springs - CURRENTLY CLOSED
Self-guiding trail, wayside exhibits, vault toilets, non-potable water, picnic area.

Historically known as Soda Springs and later renamed Zzyzx (pronounced Zye-Zix), this oasis is home to the California State University Desert Studies Center. The buildings and pond were developed in the 1940s by Curtis Springer, who operated a health resort at the site.

Zzyzx is
CURRENTLY CLOSED, but you can learn about its colorful and fascinating history on our Zzyzx history page.

Last updated: December 7, 2020

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