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The Old Favourites are still the best

The well is largely dried up now but there is obviously a lot of underground water judging by the... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Nice Hike on an Overcast Morning

My husband and I went on this hike on a cool morning. Although the trail is a little hard to... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2016
Linda C
Carlsbad, California
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Waterwell located in the Anza Borrego State Park. Site of the mysterious Ghost Dancers.
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  • Very good59%
  • Average8%
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  • Terrible8%
11 Jul 2016
“The Old Favourites are still the best”
13 Apr 2016
“Nice Hike on an Overcast Morning”
Borrego Springs, CA
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

The well is largely dried up now but there is obviously a lot of underground water judging by the abundant vegetation surrounding the place. Both the flora and fauna are excellent - even in June when we visited

1  Thank Rockhopper104
Reviewed 13 April 2016

My husband and I went on this hike on a cool morning. Although the trail is a little hard to follow in some places toward the top of the hill and I believe the length of the hike is longer than the local maps indicate,...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 30 March 2016

There is no water in the well, and even much of the nearby mesquite has been dying off due to the over exploitation of the natural water table in the Borrego Valley. It has been years since we've seen water here. There is still beauty...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Saw several hummingbirds and the birds were attracted to the mistletoe that was growing. Not a difficult hike.

Thank chockel
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Drive here is pleasant and nice area to see, beautiful scenery. The different seasons have different vantage points.

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

First time I found this campground, was in the early 80s as a teenager. It's a very convenient little campground, with all the amenities you might want. It's close enough to beret go springs to drive in and get a nice dinner. Stop at the...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 10 April 2015

This is an easy (bit rocky) 1.5 mile round trip hike starting from Tamarisk Grove Camp ground. Can be bit difficult for beginners and kids. Park on the road side, pick up a brochure with 14 points of interest on the way to make the...More

1  Thank elixirpost
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Yaqui Well is a good birding stop. You can usually pull over along the road without the rangers stopping you. In winter, there is an excellent chance of seeing bighorns across from the campground.

1  Thank Tek
Reviewed 5 January 2013

A relatively easy walk on a well marked trail. Pick up a brochure at the start to learn about the various plants

Thank topat16
Reviewed 11 December 2012

The campground is just across the road from Yaqui Well. It is a beautiful campground and close to lots of great off road trails. Now that it is Fall/Winter, the desert is a great place to visit.

1  Thank Larry T
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