Slab City, California, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Slab City, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Slab City, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Slab City, California, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Slab City, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Slab City, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Slab City, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Slab City, California, United States of America by month

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January

If you visit Slab City during January, you are likely to notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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February

If you go to Slab City in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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March

If you vacation in Slab City during March, you might notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you visit Slab City during April, you might see that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May in Slab City can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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June

June in Slab City can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

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July

July here can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

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August

Traveling to Slab City in August, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 110s F (mid 40s C).

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September

If you vacation in Slab City during September, you will probably notice that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

October here can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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November

November is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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December

If you vacation in Slab City during December, you may notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Slab City, California, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Slab City.

If you go to Salvation Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

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