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Address: 200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
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+1 760-767-5311
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Great Desert Hiking

I stayed for five nights in the very well appointed pArk campground. Partial hookup sites were roomy and facilities well looked after. Friendly staff at Visitor Center and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cochrane, Canada
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Cochrane, Canada
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for five nights in the very well appointed pArk campground. Partial hookup sites were roomy and facilities well looked after. Friendly staff at Visitor Center and campground. It had recently rained (this was around 1st off December) and the plants were greening up, but few flowers yet. Enjoyed the Palm Canyon hike, the really cool giant iron sculptures... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no fee to visit this park. You just grab a map, take your 4 wheel drive with high clearance and explore the park on your own. There is so much natural beauty. Joshua Tree National is on the other side and is so well maintained that it loses its natural beauty unlike Anza Borrego.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rent a fat bike and hit the keep roads ... it's a blast! We did washes and canyons, even a slot canyon on a bike.

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New Marshfield, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great desert park. Remember to take lots of water when hiking Visitors center has interesting displays explaining desert ecosystem and history of the area.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will never forget seeing all the Ocotillo plants for the first time, as well as the Teddybear (Cholla) cacti. What a ginormous (600,000 acres!) desert. So quiet. So peaceful. Sheer tranquility. And the stars? You will never see more stars than you do here. Hiking, camping, 4-wheeling, star-gazing, bird watching it's all here for the taking. What a beautiful... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for 2 nights in December. Nice environment - very few people around, so you don't bump onto too many visitors, and you can enjoy the scenery and silence for yourself alone. Beautiful scenery. Reccomended.

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NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just scratched the surface of this huge park with a single day in this area. The scenery, and colors at sunset and dawn are remarkable in their variety. Drives in and out of the area from Julian and to Temecula were dramatic and stunning as well. The visitor center at the park was excellent with a lot of materials... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Staffed by (mostly?) volunteers, there is a walth of information about the area, places to see, hikes and trails and often talks and tours of desert plants and fauna. We stop in at least once during each visit to the park.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

After some days in San Diego we've decided to do something else. So we've decided to go into the desert. At the visitor center in the park, you'll find lots of information regarding various trails and the history of the place. We've took the Pictograph trail, that led you to some Native American pictographs. Please, pass the pictographs and go... More 

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Thermal, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

If you are Julian or Borrego Springs you don’t want to miss this state park. The visitors center is worth the trip. Their films sre very good. Ample parking many trails.

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