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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Address: 200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Phone Number: 760 767 5311
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants...
The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
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This place reals of serenity!

If your looking for a quiet place to unwind and enjoy amazing plants , animals and views and pure dark night skies this is the place! Two must see places to go are the hike up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Borrego Springs, California
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Borrego Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If your looking for a quiet place to unwind and enjoy amazing plants , animals and views and pure dark night skies this is the place! Two must see places to go are the hike up Borrego Palm Canyon and Fonts Point ( 4 wheel drive). The first stop should be the Visitor Center in Borrego Springs which offers advice,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This park is gorgeous, but there is a dearth of information about it on the Internet (unlike Death Valley or Joshua Tree or even the Mojave National Preserve). I went in with little idea of what hikes I'd take. You're at the mercy of their visitor's center and their hours. First of all, the national v. state park difference is... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great hiking and camping. Learn about desert flora and fauna at a wonderful visitor center. Follow the Butterfield stage route, hike to Palm oasis, mud caves and stupendous desert overlooks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have been camping at Anza Borrego for over 20 years ..One place everyone should visit is Palm Canyon....The trail is a easy hike from the parking lot in the upper part of the campground near the group camps....When you reach the main group of palms, make sure to continue a little further above the small water fall..There are usually... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited Borrego Springs and had 1.5 days to go hiking. Being there in the first week of May, we thought hiking would still be doable, with the temperatures peeking around 100 degrees. My only problem was with the very nice but overly cautious guide at the visitor center, convincing us not to do any hiking. On our first day... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great for birding and the visitor center if filled with knowledgeable staff that are happy to assisst you and answer any questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stop at the Visitor's Center for great help by volunteers. They will help you enjoy all parts of the 650,000 acres of the park. Maps, water and other things you might need are there. Borrego Palm Canyon and The Slot were amazing. Will keep going back.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We overheard many at the visitors center complaining that the wildflowers were "Not as expected". This is nature, you get what you get. We rented a Jeep in San Diego. What a great off road adventure. We got lost and ended up in the Ocotillo OHV. Had a great time in both. The Wild Flowers were amazing, you just had... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We only visited for two days but had a lot of fun. The landscape varies from flat desert to mountains with senic switchbacks. The Agave were in bloom and we got to see some cacti flowers also. There were plenty of hikes, if that interests you and the area is rich in history. I would go back if chancy allowed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We enjoyed the volunteer ranger led hike in Little Blair Valley. Sam Webb was very informative and engaging guide. The day we went it was cloudy and windy,Mohicans is surprising for the desert. The next day, the weather was a beautiful sunny 85 degree day and we drove over to The Slot to hike in the canyon. You definitely need... More 

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