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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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Desert visit

My family thoroughly enjoyed visiting this reserve. It was full of beauty with the poppies last... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2017
DSJ677208
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Orlando, Florida
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Day trip

With all the rain that happened this winter needed to go see the poppy fields. As you drive toward... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
Tucuxii
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San Bernardino, California
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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” (14 reviews)
“full bloom” (10 reviews)
“antelope valley” (27 reviews)
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15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
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+1 661-942-0662
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"porta potties"
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"end of march"
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"long line of cars"
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Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

My family thoroughly enjoyed visiting this reserve. It was full of beauty with the poppies last bloom and adventure as we walked along the paths through the hills looking for natures' creatures. Stay on the trails and all is fine. Our 8year old son really...More

Thank DSJ677208
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Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

With all the rain that happened this winter needed to go see the poppy fields. As you drive toward the preserve the hills are covered with poppies. But, please keep in mind that parts are private property so be cautious on where you tread. The...More

Thank Tucuxii
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Our family visited the Preserve during the amazing bloom this year. We had seen it on tv but the extent of the flowers on slopes and valleys was beyond our expectations. Just beautiful! We took many pictures and enjoyed the information center. It is important...More

Thank Lynda H
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Great place. Poppy's everywhere. Only 4 weeks though. Go early. Lots of parking $ 10.00 a car take a good camera. Photographers Dream

Thank Kim J
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful area to see, especially on a motorcycle. The color were awesome. The winter rain made a beautiful bloom

Thank ElizabethCCC
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

If you like carpets of wildflowers over meadows and hills, this is the place to go in the Spring after the rains. If you like to hike, this is the place to go not only in the Spring but at other times of the year....More

Thank Rita R
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Great place to take the family and observe nature. Nice to be outside and not inside all day. Look beautiful.

Thank David N
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

If you love flowers and wildflower viewing trips, Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve should be on your list. This protected area harbors the most consistent blooms of California golden poppies, the state flower. The intense blooming season for the California golden poppy falls during the...More

2  Thank IheartZephyr
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

I rated this in the middle because if you hit the peak of the bloom it's 5 Stars, if you're too early or too late it's only a 1 star attraction. The best blooms were in a field just outside the Reserve in a private...More

1  Thank EffStop
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Quite a long drive on a late Friday afternoon to check out the carpet of golden poppies. We arrived late evening almost at 530pm and the patchy blooms have their petals closed. If you are still planning a trip here in mid to late april,...More

2  Thank Highadventurer
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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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