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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Address: 200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Phone Number: 760 767 5311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Deserts, Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing foliage
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early...
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Type: State Parks, Deserts, Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing foliage
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We did a 1 day trip from San Diego. The visitors centre was very helpful. We did a 3 mile walk to the Palm spring oasis. This walk starts from the campground. It took us 2.5hours in total and we bumped in to quite a few buckhorn sheep which was cool. The scenery is spectacular. The oasis at the end... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed here in a 35-foot motor home in Palm Canyon. The park has full hook-ups, interesting desert trails, and a nice visitor center. You are only a few miles from the town of Borrego Springs. Be sure to take the drive north and south of the town to see the amazing metal sculptures. Herds of metal horses grace the... More 

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Borrego Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

As the name implies it is a vast area of wilderness, possibly not to every ones taste but we loved it. We were here in February, so not too hot (77f). There had been a little rain so some flowers were out. Hike to Palm Oasis is interesting, good exercise and not to hard. If the road conditions allow go... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've been coming to the park regularly in February or March since the mid 1980s, and try to do something different each trip within limited timeframe. I've never been disappointed. When the desert blooms the array of colors and shapes is worth a full day of wildflower viewing. The hike to the palm oasis is well worth the trek. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A friendly, quiet, clean, and cozy place to relax for the weekend! Shade trees, fire rings, picnic tables. Bring money for the showers, they take tokens. No flushing toilets or running water. Non-potable water only but efficient enough. Cabins are very cute! We camped in our tent under some nice Tamarisk trees. IT's very cozy. Your stay will also get... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Haven't been here in a decade and it is amazing that the little town of Borrego Springs and the Desert Park have not changed much at all. If you go, the Palm Canyon Trail is a must. We were told there was a high probability to see some Big Horn Sheep but we were not that lucky. Since the wildflowers... More 

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borrego springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The volunteers were so helpful in our park experience. Several of these dedicated people shared their fast knowledge of the park with us. It was very helpful in planning our day trip. Thanks everyone!

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Lomita, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is my second favorite desert park in California after Death Valley, but Anza-Borrego is SO much closer to Los Angeles and is more efficient for a long weekend. More to do and see than one can possibly fit in to a couple of days, so it's great for a second or third trip as well. Get some of the... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Visitors Center gives you a concentrated experience of this beautiful desert. It gathers all the flora around its museum that highlights this fascinating desert's geology and natural history. Which is a good thing, because there are very few paved roads in the state park itself. Some of the dirt roads can be navigated by a standard vehicle, but you... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There are over 600k miles of boon docking/free camping available as well as beautiful resorts in this system. We stayed at the lower elevations near borrego springs as well as at 1,000 feet which was stunning and if you're a hiker all the better. We saw 30 pound jack rabbits, humming birds and a kitfox among other adventures. Just be... More 

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