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Address: 200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
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+1 760-767-5311
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants...

The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.

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Beautiful park.

First visit and will be back! We love Death Valley-- this is added to list of favorites. Make sure you check out visitor center - very friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Pearhare
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San Anselmo, California
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San Anselmo, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit and will be back! We love Death Valley-- this is added to list of favorites. Make sure you check out visitor center - very friendly and helpful.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have lived in California all our long lives and have never been here! Dry camped in Palm Canyon campground. Very quiet and lots of space between sites. We have solar and didn't realize we would be in shade by 1:30 in the afternoon (site 109). Had to conserve battery usage!

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Cochrane, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for five nights in the very well appointed pArk campground. Partial hookup sites were roomy and facilities well looked after. Friendly staff at Visitor Center and campground. It had recently rained (this was around 1st off December) and the plants were greening up, but few flowers yet. Enjoyed the Palm Canyon hike, the really cool giant iron sculptures... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no fee to visit this park. You just grab a map, take your 4 wheel drive with high clearance and explore the park on your own. There is so much natural beauty. Joshua Tree National is on the other side and is so well maintained that it loses its natural beauty unlike Anza Borrego.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rent a fat bike and hit the keep roads ... it's a blast! We did washes and canyons, even a slot canyon on a bike.

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New Marshfield, OH
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great desert park. Remember to take lots of water when hiking Visitors center has interesting displays explaining desert ecosystem and history of the area.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will never forget seeing all the Ocotillo plants for the first time, as well as the Teddybear (Cholla) cacti. What a ginormous (600,000 acres!) desert. So quiet. So peaceful. Sheer tranquility. And the stars? You will never see more stars than you do here. Hiking, camping, 4-wheeling, star-gazing, bird watching it's all here for the taking. What a beautiful... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for 2 nights in December. Nice environment - very few people around, so you don't bump onto too many visitors, and you can enjoy the scenery and silence for yourself alone. Beautiful scenery. Reccomended.

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NYC
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We just scratched the surface of this huge park with a single day in this area. The scenery, and colors at sunset and dawn are remarkable in their variety. Drives in and out of the area from Julian and to Temecula were dramatic and stunning as well. The visitor center at the park was excellent with a lot of materials... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Staffed by (mostly?) volunteers, there is a walth of information about the area, places to see, hikes and trails and often talks and tours of desert plants and fauna. We stop in at least once during each visit to the park.

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