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The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
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+1 760-767-5311
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have to confess I'm a big fan of cacti so a visit to ABDSP was a highlight of my California trip. And you really can't miss them! Amazing landscape, in places looking like from Mars, lots of different cacti but also other plants as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Frank103
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a nice stay here preparing for my Photosessions during Race Across America . Was here for 10 days in the extreme heat but enjoyed it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frode U
Reviewed 1 week ago

What to do when the rental company gives you a Mustang Convertible as a free upgrade? D'oh! I drove from San Diego to the Salton Sea and back on a recommendation just to pass through the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and enjoy the views and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank uktravailer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, can be hot and cold. Watch for flash floods, blowing sand, We stayed overnight after seeing salvation mountain and Salton Sea.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank K2619WYalant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, rugged territory. You need a AWD or four wheeled vehicle to explore this place. If you like star gazing, this a a great place for that. For those on a budget, the camping without facilities is free.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PansyKwong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn't go out of my way to stop here but if you are looking for something quick to do between Phoenix and San diego, and you like hiking it's a good option

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lilsuz G
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Definitely, mark your calendar and see the flowers bloom in February and March. Do stay & check out the town.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank loridonahoo2
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The desert is not the natural habitat of people who are heat intolerant, like to have an internet connection at all times and who worry about getting stranded in the sand! Got dragged into the Azna Borrego desert while on a trip from San Diego;...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank John M
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

The park has more than one campground.the one closer to Borrego Springs has pay showers. Hi to the visitor center to get info about trails etc. Many trails. Some nice dioramas sat the visitor center.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We were visiting friends in San Diego and wanted to do something different, so we took about an hour drive to Anza-Borrego Dessert State Park. Going to the dessert is so beautiful; the colors, the terrain, the large sculptures! We didn't have a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary V
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amy g
29 October 2018|
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Response from DesertTraveler10 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of. You'll see a few stubborn flowers in July, which is when I usually go, or early March to late April after the winter snows and spring rains. Yup, it rains and snows there. The plants need a good... More
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Jennifer N
21 September 2018|
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Response from davidkO7684YI | Reviewed this property |
Wait until afternoon September.
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Steve C
4 April 2018|
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Response from travelguy51_9 | Reviewed this property |
i was there in January and it rained while I was there but I was told there hadn't been enough and they didn't expect much of a bloom. With the recent rains however, who knows? Definitely check.
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