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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
+1 760-767-5311
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The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“palm canyon” (76 reviews)
“visitor center” (90 reviews)
“slot canyon” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
+1 760-767-5311
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We checked out this State Park for a quick getaway. It was beautiful in its own right. The landscape is unique in every direction. To do it right you need a high clearance vehicle or 4WD but for certain areas we did see 2WD cars....More

Thank Jon / Judi S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every night stars! Milky way was easily visible. Coyotes, quails. Camped in trailer. Xtra quiet area with spotless bathrooms cleaned daily. Friendly hosts. Not a whole lot of hiking without a lot of driving to a trail.

Thank SkiHikeKayakPlay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anza Borrego DSP is one of the largest state parks in the US. Spanning 650,000 acres, it would take years to explore the terrain, with elevations ranging from 100-6000' plus. Start at the visitor's center and talk to the well-informed staff about where to go...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good museum. Lots of walking paths. They're very helpful if you want to find a good hike, but it gets HOT in the summer.

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a couple of days experience of a very different beautiful world, Anza Borrego State Park is unbeatable

Thank Mike082
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I drove a couple of hours from San Diego to visit the desert for our first time. It was November and dry, so the desert flowers were not in bloom, but it was hot, high of 87 that day, compared to being...More

Thank ChazMan42
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Fun trip of CA 78...from 78/Ocotillo Wells right on split mt r drive to end of road. Make a right on Fish Wash mild 4x4 drive with rock and sand terrain. About 4 miles in is split rock, past that is the trail head to...More

Thank Mari Chari Q
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We have been coming out here exploring in our Jeep for many years. You won’t find a more interesting Desert any where. It used to be a ancient lake and now you are driving on the lake bottom with weird rocks and formations etc. There...More

1  Thank Tony K
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I loved the rustic desert surroundings. Very unique to the area. The slot canyon hike is a must do. I am glad I was with a guide though. It would be hard to find for someone not knowledgeable of the area. Bring lots of water.

Thank NinaW2000
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Every time i come here i enjoy this park so much. The volunteers at the visito center are always so friendly! They have 5 movies to watch there and all are very interesting. But also wildlife is so diverse in the desert.

Thank vince G
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Valerie B
19 November 2017|
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Response from Darlene L | Reviewed this property |
It can be, especially on the weekends. The busiest times are during the peak wildflower period. I've found that it can even be difficult to find a parking space at the visitor's center during this time. However, the area is... More
Kerri H
29 September 2017|
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Response from Darlene L | Reviewed this property |
You can try Split Mountain. The road is pretty decent unless it's rained recently, then it turns to total mud, but the campground is slightly elevated. Culp Valley is great, but the road sometimes has ruts. The good thing... More
Karen C
14 August 2017|
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Response from Darlene L | Reviewed this property |
Some of the hotels and resorts have special Christmas activities and dinners, so you might want to check with them. Lots of outdoors things galore. It's a nice time of year around Christmas. The temps will be mild.