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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%
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200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
+1 760-767-5311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The winter rains showered the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with just what was needed for an amazing bloom this spring. Many of the flowers are low down so get out of your vehicle to enjoy the lupine, sand verbena, poppies, desert lilies, etc.

Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anza is a great trip. The hikes through The Valley canyons are really exceptional. Hellhole canyon is less crowded than borrego springs and great. For campgrounds, Yaqui pass is free, but very exposed. Especially over winter, it's very windy up there and it makes cooking...More

Thank mylekorales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum and history of the area. There is an entrance fee for the State Park. Staff was friendly and helpful. I just wouldn't want to be there in temperatures over 80 as being in the sun makes it feel even hotter!

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boy, do I miss the desert. I was in San Diego for a week and we went out to Anza-Borrego one day. The park is a well designed set of trails around beautiful desert greenery. A walk around the corner from the parking lot and...More

Thank RM234
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The terrain here is gorgeous. So many different cacti and pretty mountain views. The sculptures are incredible. Great detail! We only got to 30 or so as we had been to Bombay Beach, Salvation Mountain, and East Jesus already on that day. Well worth the...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Huge open expanses of parkland. Amazing blooms. The docents at the park headquarters were knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Jenny-Jetset
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Many wonderful options for hiking. Beautiful place. April is a quiet time to go, most tourist leave by the end of March. Temperatures were ok, low to mid 80's, one day at 94*.

Thank TSH1949
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful gem in the desert. Nice hike to the palm Oasis. Very peaceful and beautiful scenery

Thank Rich N
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We really love this place. If you like to hike, camp, take photos or just take in the wonderful scenery, Anna-Borrego is for you. We stopped at the Visitor Center before venturing out, and got lots of useful information about the area. We did miss...More

Thank cyndyd860
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a beautiful magestic desert. There is a paleontology society, archeology, botany, wildlife biology and birding. The volunteers and rangers are wonderful. I can't say enough about this park.

Thank Laural90210
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Nearest full-service grocery store to the Visitor's Center?
29 March 2017|
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Response from whereiscookie | Reviewed this property |
There is no classic story, such as a Von's, Ralph's, Bristol Farms or Whole Foods. There are two small stores in town, about a couple miles from the visitor center.
We will be in your area around the 10th of April, will we miss the flower show?
26 March 2017|
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Response from OregonStrider | Reviewed this property |
You may miss the peak, but I believe it'll still be worth it!
If you are coming from LaQuinta, CA what is the best route to take to the park.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Hanger24 | Reviewed this property |
We came from Long Beach and Used Google map But where ever you are coming from try to get there at Sunrise First its truly magnificent and second it beats the long lines of cars down the singe track highway. Have lunch at 11... More