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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs
(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy the desert landscape, flora, and fauna at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. From wildflowers, cacti, and California fan palms to coyotes, deer, and eagles, you can see a variety of native species. The park's most famous residents are the endangered desert bighorn sheep, but they are shy and seldom seen by the visitors. The park offers a selection of hiking trails through various landscapes that include badlands, mountains, and natural springs. You can choose a short desert excursion or stay longer at one of the park's campsites, which offer restrooms, showers, and campfire centers. You can connect to Wi-Fi in various locations throughout the park. When hiking, be sure to bring enough food, water, and sun protection. Use our Borrego Springs travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and other attractions in Borrego Springs.
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  • 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 an...  more »
  • 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 e...  more »
  • After some days in San Diego we've decided to do something else. So we've decided to go into the desert. At the visitor center in the park, you'll find lots of information regarding various trails and...  more »
  • My wife and I find ourselves returning here every couple years. Spectacular scenery and hiking, very few people. Lots to do in the area. Taking day trips to the numerous sites allows you to experience the diverse views.
  • Absolutely positively one of my favorite places in San Diego County if not the world. Here you will find a sprawling Park like no other in the region full of canyons trails, paid sites, free camping locations, off roading and a deeply profound natural experience. Ever want to know the real sound of silence? Have a drive out here at night
  • Our LGBT outdoors group camped there in 2015. We were quiet and well-behaved, but were harassed by a ranger who didn't like our rainbow flags. She kept stating that "this is a family campground". So if your're LGBT, I would stay away from this park.
  • Sure has changed I rememberthe airport over the years to land and take off for gliders I remember if you got caught going across the airport trying to. Outvrun the sheriff on motorcycles will come give you ticket if they weren't. Chasing you around like that. We tried to lose them and I remember the General Store been like 41 years since I've been there and I'm coming back
  • Beautiful desert park featuring awesome geology formation (badlands), very good hikes, and views. Less crowded than Death Valley and Joshua tree park. Your options are severely limited if you drive a 2WD car without high clearance.