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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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Awesome!

The mountains, valleys, hillsides, and roadsides are a blaze of orange swaying with every breeze... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Reba H
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Bald Knob, Arkansas
Beautiful but rare

I've been coming here with the family for many years. It seems to be getting more and more rare... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
jakeladuke4323
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Lancaster, California
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More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.
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15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Mayor R Rex Parris and the City of Lancaster keep annexing unincorporated LACO, where I live in Antelope Acres, and building massive solar farms, ruining the rural area of the desert - and EVEN OVER SOME OF THE POPPY FIELDS. After finding this site, I'm...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Lori W
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The poppy reserve can be a really pretty place when the poppies are blooming, but the flowers around the preserve are even better. I would not pay the entrance fee more than 1 time.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The mountains, valleys, hillsides, and roadsides are a blaze of orange swaying with every breeze. Beautiful poppies as far as the eye can see-absolutely breathtaking.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Reba H
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

OK every year the city of Lancaster and Palmdale get together and hold a poppy flower festival. The intentions are good the view sometimes is fantastic.! And the organizers have a good intentions of bringing together the community for a local resource that they hold...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

There’s plenty of places to go see poppies without paying at the reserve -except where the fields of poppies have been taken over by solar panels. However, if you want the tour or displays in the facility you’ll pay a small fee.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kirkh84
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We hadn't had enough rain apparently, there wasn't a poppy in sight, just acres and acres of nothing to look at.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kathe C
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I've been coming here with the family for many years. It seems to be getting more and more rare that we get a good flower season but when we do, it's just spectacular. There's something about the temperatures in the winter/spring and amounts of rain...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jakeladuke4323
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We stopped by this place during the Memorial day weekend and there was no Poppy flowers! The whole place was deserted except for few bikers.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank naas4
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

So my husband and I were about 2 and half months late on the poppy bloom, haha. It was still VERY cool to come drive here and hike through the canyon a bit. There are a couple of of trails that are not too difficult...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 16 May 2018

A great time is spent wandering over the trails and hunting for poppies. Fantastic views and great photo opportunities plus a small museum with lots of information about the flora and fauna.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paula W
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Sudheer R
23 May 2018|
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Response from elizabethlascheid | Reviewed this property |
If you just have to see flowers go, but that has got to be the most busy and crowded time to go. There are still some poppy's but not tons of them, like in photos. The season was not great, but better than last year. There... More
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noraviernes2002
13 March 2018|
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Response from elizabethlascheid | Reviewed this property |
They are not in full bloom and I doubt they will be this year.
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B C
10 March 2018|
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Response from lwj | Reviewed this property |
Check out the latest photos and the Bloom Status section of the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve website. Usually the poppies are in full bloom during late April.... Lancaster has a poppy festival scheduled around that... More
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