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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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Stunning view of California poppies all over

I dont think we can get as spectacular a bloom in Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve every year. This... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Spring Break

I heard about the Super Blooms on the news and saw images from NASA so I wanted to visit during my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sacramento, California
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More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.
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15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
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Reviewed yesterday

I dont think we can get as spectacular a bloom in Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve every year. This year is really special because of the rain. Forget parking inside, the walk in to the park is only around half a mile . The reserve at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I heard about the Super Blooms on the news and saw images from NASA so I wanted to visit during my Spring Break. There are various paths to follow, some go left, some go right, some are short some are over the one-mile hike. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Psalm41
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hills are golden in California poppies in late March. The flowers do not open early in the morning or on the cloudy day, so the best viewing is in the afternoon on a sunny day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laura G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Truly beautiful. I was in Lancaster area on an unexpected trip and I decided to check out the poppy reserve as I've heard about it here and there. It's the only thing of note in this strange desert outpost, but it's worth a check. Overall,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Josh L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Traveled through the last week in March and the poppies at the reserve were spectacular. We ended up parking on the roadside because the lot was full and as one vehicle left, another was let in. Short walk from the road was fine. We did...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove by here last year and there was absolutely nothing. Park rangers told us to follow their Facebook page for the most up to date info on the flowers. Thank goodness for their advice. As soon as we saw pics posted on the Facebook...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you wait even a couple weeks, I think you'll miss the peak. If you are going during the peak, go during a weekday or go very early. Otherwise you'll likely have to park outside the reserve and hike in a half a mile. But,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gregsf11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great swathes of poppies shimmer and dance in the wind. I couldn't have understood the scale of the superbloom without seeing it. I now understand why it can be seen from space. The electric orange is dazzling. I understand there is an official area, which...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank QueenCherryUK
Reviewed 5 days ago

The natural beauty of California's Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve is possible once a year, only in the first month of spring. The park is easily accessible. Situated on the hills above the Antelope Valley, it is very well organized with a single purpose to allowed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Krassimir G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

FIELDS ARE FULL and so is the parking lot. Park on the road and walk in. Too awesome to miss. The hike is easy and the paths well maintained. Restrooms and picnic tables but no food or drink for sale.at visitor center.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Thuy N
April 19, 2019|
Response from Escape41338345481 |
Hi We went today ( Friday 19th April) and the poppies are beautiful
April 10, 2019|
Response from QueenCherryUK |
Yes! The poppies were spectacular on April 15, 2019. Go early if you can, to avoid the crowds. The buds were still closed when we arrived, but were fully open just after 10am.
April 10, 2019|
Response from Steve1362 | Reviewed this property |
As of April 12th, the reports are the poppies Antelope Valley are near peak. When we visited, the rangers said they believed the poppies would last through April.