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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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Address: 15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster, CA
Phone Number: 661-942-0662
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Description: More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a...
More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.
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Beautiful Sometimes

If it's a good poppy year it is really something to see. Great place to take photos. There is a small welcome center/gift shop but nothing else but open space. Very relaxing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Lancaster, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If it's a good poppy year it is really something to see. Great place to take photos. There is a small welcome center/gift shop but nothing else but open space. Very relaxing. Call ahead to see how the poppys are. Some years there aren't many so it can be disappointing. On a good year it is absolutely beautiful and definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to take a hike and stretch your legs. The paths are well kept and are easy to walk on. They even have a path for handicap persons. They also have picnic tables and benches along the pathways. Some of the views are breath taking when the poppies are in full bloom. A camera is a... More 

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Lancaster, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Poppy season is in the spring...And you will have a show of not only poppies but Lupin and other lovely desert beauties. The Lancaster Poppy Reserve is a great place to go you get a good view from the higher elevation and the info is very educational. Best to go on a weekday not so crowded and once you leave... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

High desert vegetation with colorful poppies makes for a nice walk along trails for 1-3 hours. Reserve also has a small museum and gift shop as well as snacks and bathroom. If you just want to take a selfie with poppies, we can stop at many places on the road to the reserve to do that without having to pay... More 

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Rainier, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have visited the poppy fields in this area many times over the past 2 decades. Most recent visit was not so spectacular, because of the drought, but every one should take the chance in spring to see this natural wonder.

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Lancaster, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When there has been a good rainy season, the Poppy Reserve is the BEST place to see them. I've lived near the Reserve for 11 years and Im always amazed at how beautiful the flowers are. If it not a windy day the best time is from 10am to 3pm.

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The poppy reserve is the home to "The wizard of Oz" which shot the famous sleeping poppy fields here. A must in April/May each year, the poppies are the CA state flower and only come out in spring. Photographers from nearby states, scramble every year to take the best photos of the rare poppy, and some years of drought make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You should at least see the poppies in bloom once in your lifetime, if you can. It's a gift from the environment - but only in the spring especially after a wet winter.

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

California is in the midst of a severe draught. When we have rain in Feb/Mar, we have poppies in April/May. Last really beautiful year was 2010. Since then, the poppies have been sparce. You can see more poppies and giant lupines on the roadsides or private fields than at the poppy reserve. That said, the volunteers at the poppy reserve... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Come at around mid April, they are so beautiful. For the last 3 years they are not much of the flowers due to the changes of weather, as shown in the picture. But If you are in a right timing.. they are so amazing . between 8am to 9am they bloom so beautiful.

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