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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
760 767 5311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Deserts, Scenic Drives
Activities: Viewing foliage
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
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Grafton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely landscapes and vistas. So dry and the silence leaves your ears ringing. A great place to get away from the madding crowd.

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Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visitor center is very cool and has lots of info about this desert. You really need a 4x4 to see allot of this park. There are also numerous hiking trails but don't take your dog. Dogs aren't allowed on the park trails. The area has a beauty of its own. The big horn sheep are here, somewhere! You have to... More

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Gresham, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We love the desert and we loved this park! The staff at the visitors center were kind and helpful. The facilities are well-kept and clean. Some cop with a big belt full of weapons was walking toward us demanding to see our day pass, which we had on our dash. I showed it to him and he left. It scared... More

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Berkeley, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

ANZA-BORREGO STATE PARK is the largest state park in California. A-B can be accessed from the west, by way of an enchanting, but winding road, that passes through the town of Julian. Julian is a tourist attraction, worthy of repeated visits, but that is another story. A-B can also be accessed from the east, by way of ruler-straight highways, for... More

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Santee, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The volunteers at the visitors center were super helpful and full of great information. The kids loved the scavenger hunt and even got their choice of movie.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

When we decided to include this park on our list of places to visit we were not certain what we would find. We were so glad that we did choose to visit and experience this unique site. The drive to the area is quite breath taking and at times you feel that you are travelling through the history of the... More

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Banning, Ca
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218 reviews 218 reviews
107 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You may need contact inadvance to see if they are open and their schedule. This time early September is considered desert heat time. O'well maybe next time. Thanks Governor Brown

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Los Angeles, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
93 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Really amazing to see the change of scenery from the top of the mountain road out of Warner Springs, all the way out to the Salton Sea! Different layers of earth, plant and animal life, and misplaced slot canyons and palm groves make for a gorgeous drive. We would have liked to do some hiking but it was well over... More

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Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The park was a great to drive thru on the way to Borrego Springs, the curves do get pretty sharp on the way down the mountain, and there are plenty of signs reminding one to watch their speed, but what is truly memorable is the beauty of the desert mountains, the large boulders the sizes of houses strewn about the... More

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been out here too numerous times to count and have always enjoyed coming to the Visitors Center. It's laid out very nicely underground in a sense so as not to take away from the landscape. There is plenty of information from volunteers who are always happy to talk with you. The exhibits are good for what they are.... More

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