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"A surreal stagnant oasis in the desert. The water might look clean but it can burn through a man's lower intestine in seconds."
―GTA V Manual

The Alamo Sea is a salt lake located in the middle of Blaine County, San Andreas.


The Alamo Sea is the largest body of water located on the San Andreas mainland. The Alamo Sea is surrounded by Mount Chiliad to the north, Grapeseed to the northeast, Stab City to the west and Sandy Shores to the south.

It is described as "a putrid, salt-rich lake whose waters are unlikely to be home to anything you’d want to go fishing for". The sea is probably toxic, as it is described as being able to "burn through a man's lower intestine in seconds". Despite these claims, the player is able to wade and swim in the water freely. However, large amounts of trash and debris litter the shores of this lake, further hinting of how polluted the sea is. Many dead fish can be seen lining up the coastline.

According to a Weazel News radio report, hipsters have begun moving to the Alamo Sea area. They were bored and did not follow the local lifestyle, so the hipsters decided to start using drugs.


The Alamo Sea is based on the Salton Sea in Southern California. It is named after the Alamo River, which drains into the Salton Sea.

Just like the real Salton Sea, it is very polluted and fish bones can be seen along the lake's shores. However, the shores of the Salton Sea are not inhabited by rednecks; the opposite, the Coachella Valley by the lake is advertised as one of the most gay-friendly places in America.

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  • The Alamo Sea is the largest lake to ever appear in the GTA Series.
  • Like the real life Salton Sea, the Alamo Sea, according to its official website, was created as the result of an accident.
  • The Alamo Sea is affected by tides, meaning the water will rise and decline depending on the time of day.
  • On multiple occasions, it is said that the water is so filthy that it can burn through a man's lower intestine in seconds. Despite this, it is completely safe to swim in the Alamo Sea in-game. (Indeed, two of the triathlon missions involve swimming in the Sea.)
    • In-game, fish bones can be seen lining up the shoreline along with trash.
    • The deepest part of the lake is located at exactly the middle of the lake just a little west of Sandy Shores and East of Stab City where the land begins to jut out. Using a submarine it is proven the waters here reach a depth of 110 feet deep. The water of the Alamo sea are already murky and at this depth they are even darker. Some deep water fish are also present at this depth but are completely harmless.
  • The wreckage of the Cargo Plane from Minor Turbulence can be found under the sea. Since it was holding weapons before it fell, some weapons can be found in the wreckage too.

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