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Address: 200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
Phone Number: 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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Breathtaking

I have been many times in this park. I just love the desert with its flora and fauna, that changes according to the seasons, the landscape with its imposing rocks and the history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Barbara S
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San Diego, California
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Malibu, California
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113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here on a lark, having always wanted to go, so didn't really plan it out. Beautiful scenery, especially entering from the mountains in the west. Since we went in mid August a lot was closed, even the Visitors center which is only open on weekends and holidays from 9-5p until October 15th. Regardless we enjoyed driving around and would... More 

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San Diego, California
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been many times in this park. I just love the desert with its flora and fauna, that changes according to the seasons, the landscape with its imposing rocks and the history of the native people. A visit to the Visitor Center is a must. During the summer it is only open at weekends

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Thank Barbara S
Pasadena, California
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is spectacular, especially in spring. Summer, everything is closed, except the visitors center which is open on weekends.

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Castro Valley, California
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85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

When was the last time you drove your vehicle across a dragon's tail? Or, came face to face with a 30 foot scorpion? All are incredible steel welded sculptures of artist and welder Ricardo Breceda, based in Perris, California. About 130 of Breceda’s metal sculptures are now located in the Borrego Springs area. A round trip of about 22 miles... More 

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Hungerford
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Everything about this place is good. But please - get out and hike the Canyons otherwise you simply will not see all it has to offer

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The best kept secret in California or in the West for that matter.. Incredible History (Wells Fargo Stagecoaches to Pony Express Mail delivery to Ancient and Current Indian Inhabitants), Geological formations, varied terrian and hiking trails. This place has it all!! You really need 3-4 days to truly appreciate this Wonder of the West!

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Fallbrook, California
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98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Of course, this is a desert. What's it gonna be? HOT! But it's beautiful too. The park is large and impossible to see the entire thing. There are hiking trails and camping areas, and there is also a visitor center.

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Thank Frank O
Marbella, Spain
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247 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Very interesting desert park with a great variation of cactus and wildflowers and - surprise - orange groves. Even if it´s possible to drive in a compact car, a 4 x 4 get you on to more secluded places.

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Dublin ca
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Best keep secret. Park offers two telescopes digital to gaze state amazing very dark night desert sky. Check days and times. Well worth the effort. Park is prestige and wondrous.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

A highlight of our vacation. Volunteer guides at trail head were superb and very informative. Hours later they wanted to look at our sheep photos.

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