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Niland, California The Closest TownThe tiny town of Niland, California is about three miles away. Campers at Slab City can get propane and use the ATM at the gas station at the south end of Niland. Post office boxes can be rented by those who are there for several months. There is a dump station at the fairgrounds available for a $3.00 fee. Water is available at the grocery store, but you can also pay the local water company to rent and deliver a water tank to your site. There is a free dump and water station about twelve miles south of Niland at a rest stop.
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