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A stunning park... California desert at its best

We got lucky and were at the park during the 2019 super bloom. In fact, it went from wonderful to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
shlamont
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Murphys, California
Go for the super bloom

We were slightly early for the super blooms but still lots of color if you were willing to get out... read more

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Ron P
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
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Reviewed yesterday

We got lucky and were at the park during the 2019 super bloom. In fact, it went from wonderful to awesome in the five days we were there. We made reservations months ahead at the state park campground, and hit the perfect week in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank shlamont
Reviewed yesterday

We were slightly early for the super blooms but still lots of color if you were willing to get out and look. The place is beautiful but not very dog friendly esp in and around the camp ground. I forgot to dump my tanks before...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the largest state park in California. It is the size of Rhode Island! There are over 100 miles of hiking trails. There are 500 miles of dirt roads for 4 wheel drive. There are meadows of wildflowers this year. There is a slot...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Annette M
Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time viewing the beautiful wildflowers -- so many different ones to see! Although many others were also at the park, the crowds were not a problem. Park staff/volunteers had information stands on the road, giving information on where to find the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank LoriGrg
Reviewed yesterday

Flat desert, hiking in a slot canyon, a mini Grand Canyon with some hoodoos of Bryce to name a few. If you don't have a 4 wheel drive, be sure to book a tour as the amazing places require a 4 wheel drive vehicle to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank legsbell
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky to be there during a super-bloom, but it's obvious that at any time of the year, this desert park has much to offer. Setting is incredible, drive in / out from the Julian area is highly recommended. Borrego Springs a cute little...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank EcoArtTraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much life to see and appreciate out here ! Recommend arriving early as the park is open dawn until dusk.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Zhaybt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome from outer space, but worth the drive to see it on land! Just under 2 hours drive from San Diego, we enjoyed this wildflowers and explored two spots: Henderson Canyon road was the best, but Anza-Borrego had the best trails. The drive up was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank someone_actually
Reviewed 3 days ago

We only had a few hours to spend on our way to Mexico, but we vow to come back and spend a few days next time. Gorgeous desert landscapes, huge fantastic cacti, rare bighorn sheep and more. Plus, you can stay in Borrego Springs. Being...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MikeC996
Reviewed 4 days ago

The park is very interesting with many different geological features. Many varieties and colors of flowers.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mardi A
March 21, 2019|
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Response from javarns2481 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The metal statues can be addressed with a vehicle. All over town I saw people with dogs. Just bring your doggie bag.
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Roving828690
March 16, 2019|
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Response from Fulhouse | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the rain! Super blooms are all about perfect timing of weather and rain. The desert bloom cycle is dependent on temperature and rain fall. The main bloom tends to happen mid February to mid March but... More
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Jet211541
March 9, 2019|
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Response from GlutenFreeinCV | Reviewed this property |
Highway S-22 at mikemarker 31is the best place to see the wildflowers, but the best roads depends on the typle of vehicle you have. Many of the most scenic drives are off-road.
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