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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
+1 661-942-0662
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Beautiful but rare

I've been coming here with the family for many years. It seems to be getting more and more rare... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jakeladuke4323
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Lancaster, California
No flowers!

We stopped by this place during the Memorial day weekend and there was no Poppy flowers! The whole... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
naas4
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (15 reviews)
“full bloom” (11 reviews)
“antelope valley” (29 reviews)
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15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
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+1 661-942-0662
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"parking lot"
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"full bloom"
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"antelope valley"
in 29 reviews
"peak season"
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"wild flowers"
in 5 reviews
"rolling hills"
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"porta potties"
in 5 reviews
"interpretive center"
in 4 reviews
"few weeks"
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"the loop"
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"end of march"
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"late april"
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"long line of cars"
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"parking fee"
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"dress in layers"
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"take pictures"
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"vista point"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here with the family for many years. It seems to be getting more and more rare that we get a good flower season but when we do, it's just spectacular. There's something about the temperatures in the winter/spring and amounts of rain...More

Thank jakeladuke4323
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by this place during the Memorial day weekend and there was no Poppy flowers! The whole place was deserted except for few bikers.

Thank naas4
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So my husband and I were about 2 and half months late on the poppy bloom, haha. It was still VERY cool to come drive here and hike through the canyon a bit. There are a couple of of trails that are not too difficult...More

Thank Jvalliant
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

A great time is spent wandering over the trails and hunting for poppies. Fantastic views and great photo opportunities plus a small museum with lots of information about the flora and fauna.

Thank Paula W
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

... because the Visitor Center is kind of sad so it only pays to enter if you need to use a bathroom. It is not big enough to swing a cat around by the tail without getting hair in your mouth. Mostly a gift shop,...More

4  Thank Donna L
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

This place goes from empty to "closed to capacity" with cars lined up for miles waiting for cars to leave. Sometimes there are better photo spots of the poppies outside of the preserve, but walking the trails in the preserve is a great way to...More

6  Thank joe L
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful we were concerned about snakes but none seen this is the best time of the year to enjoy miles & miles of bloom

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This just isn't the year for poppies, but we enjoyed the drive and being at this location nonetheless. We were in Lancaster and had been wanting to see the Reserve so decided to visit. It only took maybe 20 minutes from town. The reserve is...More

Thank travelgirl93463
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited for a safe place to run on my own when in Lancaster for my son’s Robotics tournament. Poppies were not in bloom, but it was beautiful nonetheless. Most visitors seemed to be staying close to the visitors center so I had the trails that...More

Thank Charlotte J
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

As of April 5th, we saw large clumps of bright gold flowers, with an occasional half-open poppy here and there, so it’s not poppy season quite yet. But this was a lovely place to walk around, with wide trails climbing up gentle slopes, and benches...More

Thank travelerfromsj
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Sudheer R
May 23, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
If you just have to see flowers go, but that has got to be the most busy and crowded time to go. There are still some poppy's but not tons of them, like in photos. The season was not great, but better than last year. There... More
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noraviernes2002
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
They are not in full bloom and I doubt they will be this year.
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B C
March 9, 2018|
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Response from lwj | Reviewed this property |
Check out the latest photos and the Bloom Status section of the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve website. Usually the poppies are in full bloom during late April.... Lancaster has a poppy festival scheduled around that... More
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