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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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Address: 15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
Phone Number: 661-942-0662
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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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Absolutely beautiful

This is a great place to hike and take in the sights of the nearby mountains. Visiting in the spring will give you the opportunity to see tons and tons of poppies and other wild... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2016
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Palmdale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I try to go here every year when I can. It's beautiful when the poppies are in full bloom. You can hike up the mountain for the best view. You will see many people out and about.

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Palmdale, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is a great place to hike and take in the sights of the nearby mountains. Visiting in the spring will give you the opportunity to see tons and tons of poppies and other wild flowers, providing we have had enough rain. The trails are paved for the most part and accessible to all. You can check their website to... More 

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Lancaster, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is one of those areas where it can be very pretty for a couple months out of the year in the spring. The rest of the year is it just brown.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Make sure you check to see the status of the wildflower bloom. A nice walk among the wildflowers. Bring sunscreen there is no shade at all. Not very interesting when the flowers are not in bloom.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is a seasonal weather dependent attraction. when there is enough rainfall the poppies are abundant. unfortunately rain is not always the case in the desert. This year was no exception. we went out before the festival and we were disappointed that there was not as many poppies as there were two years ago. This place is a good photo... More 

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Madera, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My husband and I went in April (2016) and there was hardly any poppies to be seen. One of the other guests said it was just a really bad year for poppies. And about the wind, it is really bad. So take a jacket.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Went to this location on a senior bus tour. It was a beautiful location, but sadly due to weather conditions, there were hardly any poppies visible. I can honestly say, that there were more poppies along the sides of the road heading into the Reserve, then where actually inside the Reserve. As an FYI, the California Poppy is a federally... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

There were poppies down by Lake Elizabeth. Check out Ripley Woodlands State Park while you're there.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This is my third try to see poppies in bloom (from Washington State) and my third fail to see them. I know from pictures and others that when they bloom it is spectacular, but it was a disappointment to fail again. The employees are very informed and helpful and the visitor center had a lot of really well done botanical... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Go to this during the peak season for maximum enjoyment. The peak season is between March and May depending upon rainfall, etc. If you go to the parks department website, you can see when the poppies will be at their peak. Bring your cameras, sunscreen and a picnic lunch for maximum enjoyment. It is a long drive from the main... More 

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