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Prime Desert Woodland Preserve

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Nice place to walk around and enjoy the nature.

This is a very nice place to walk around and see all the natural preserve. It is a quite big park... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Linda W
Los Angeles, California
A Beautiful Place to Enjoy

The Prime Desert Reserve is a beautiful place to stroll or jog enjoying the desert landscape. It's... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Crystal R
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a very nice place to walk around and see all the natural preserve. It is a quite big park and very well maintained. We went in the morning around 9 and stayed for about an hour. I enjoyed it. There is also a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Linda W
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The Prime Desert Reserve is a beautiful place to stroll or jog enjoying the desert landscape. It's a perfect place to watch the sunset behind the Joshua Trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Very interesting discussion about the solar system. Nice displays of local fauna and flora. Great to take kids who would be interested.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Diane M
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is one of our favorite places to visit. Multiple peaceful trails, bridges, educational information to read, and wildlife and nature to observe (both in the day and at night). The moon walks are excellent, as well as the astronomy club's telescopes. Morning strolls with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DestinationLancaster
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a pleasant place to spend an hour or two if you are in the area. You will see plenty of rabbits and squirrels. Young kids will find it very enjoyable. One caveat is that all the various paths are out In the open...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank vincemc
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Our family loves visiting the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve during the Christmas holiday time. They decorate the patio area with beautiful lights. It's a great place to visit. We have also been there on several field trip outings throughout the year and have had fun...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 202shelleyr
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

What a great idea! It is a small area that is decorated, but it is very well done. Lights in song with the music. An open area to dance on a patio if you so choose.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Denice S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Prime Desert Preserve is just beautiful. It is in the high desert of Mojave, in the City of Lancaster. During the Spring the area is filled with color (for a desert). The trees and cactus are blooming and the brush is green mixed with...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank elizabethlascheid
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We love coming here, especially in the spring when the grounds are green and the jackrabbits and cottontails are racing around everywhere. In April we saw a ton of baby bunnies, and Saturday 7-22-2017 we counted 64 of them! You may also see a few...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank SoCalRambler
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is amazing. The preserve is tucked right in the middle of neighborhoods. It's unique because Joshua Trees and Junipers live side by side which apparently is not the norm. The paths are nice and there are interpretative signs on the walkway. We saw lots...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MrsPickle
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Response from DestinationLancaster | Reviewed this property |
Conditions of Use: • Please stay on the trails. • No dogs are allowed on the trails (not even on a leash). • No smoking on the Preserve grounds. • No alcoholic beverages allowed. • No wheeled vehicles except wheelchairs or... More