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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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Camping at Anza Borrego

Super nice camp ground. Sites a decent distance for privacy. Some more so then others. Clean flush bathrooms. Clean token hot showers. Market in town has everything you need.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Super nice camp ground. Sites a decent distance for privacy. Some more so then others. Clean flush bathrooms. Clean token hot showers. Market in town has everything you need.

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Santa Rosa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

See the Visitors Center and then plan your sightseeing! Beware that in the Park, cell service is spotty. Be prepared for your own safety. If you travel off paved roads, be sure you know the capabilities of your vehicle and supplies. Instructions say 'be sure you have and can use a paper map.' That's not necessarily an easy skill to... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful park. When driving through, it looks like dry, brown desert, but take the time to get out and hike, take pictures. Look Closely. There are treasures everywhere! Of course it depends on what time of year you come, it can be way too hot here. This year, April might be the end of the visiting period...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

One week skiing at Whistler, the following week at a desert abloom with bright spring flowers. We spent recharging our batteries, on horseback as well as 'shanks-pony', trailing through a landscape emblazoned with fiery colours, both floral and mountain terraine. A leisurely start at the Visitor Centre had us oriented in no time, with enough info on flora, fauna and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Anza-Borrego Desert is a vast, awesomely beautiful natural phenomenon that can truly be appreciated in only one way.........you MUST spend an extended amount of time there in order to be able to savor and absorb even a small amount of all it has to offer. A week is minimal..........a month is much better. And, you MUST be willing to get... More 

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Morongo Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Close to San Diego, Imperial and Palm Springs - and worth the drive from further away. Not all of the roads will work for a regular vehicle, or even a car with AWD, even if you can`t go on the off road trails, the drive through the park brings sweeping vistas, a panoply of color (with or without the wildflowers),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We hiked beyond the Palm oasis all the way back to almost the last grove. It was a lot of rock hopping, boulder climbing, and quiet, stunning beauty. As we started early there was plenty of shade to relax on boulders and listen to the water tumble by. Solace! If willing to hike beyond the general hiking population, this is... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

In just over an hour from the hustle and bustle of the Inland Empire area of Murrietta you can be transported to even more spectacular location with scenery of massive scale and beauty. All you have to do is pass through an amazingly diverse and winding mountain pass which takes you down into the desert. Net-Net: Take the trip, stay... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Always fun to visit the State Park. The flowers were worth the trip. The visitor Center is very informative. We've enjoyed many good trips there.

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Richmond, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We were amazed by all the great volunteers and help we received from the ABDSP volunteers. Go to the visitor information center where you can sign up for guided walks, seminars on wildflowers, evening star walks and heaps more. The guides are truly amazing and knowledgeable. We stayed in AB for five nights. We have a four wheel drive which... More 

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