Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

200 Palm Canyon Dr.
Borrego Springs, CA 92004- Map It
(760) 767-5311

AAA Editor Notes

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park surrounds the town of Borrego Springs in the far south central part of the state. The park's visitor center is at 200 Palm Canyon Dr. Encompassing more than 630,000 acres of the Colorado Desert, the park features a desert landscape that often blooms with a colorful display of annuals in spring. Points of interest include Butterfield Overland Stagecoach Road; the fossil-laden Carrizo Badlands; Font's Point; Split Mountain; Seventeen Palms Oasis and several canyons. A visitor center, built into a hillside, provides literature and detailed maps as well as displays about the park's geology, history, desert plants and wildlife. A slide or video presentation is shown every 20 minutes. Winding through the park are 500 miles of dirt roads and 110 miles of riding and hiking trails. Pets on leash allowed in designated areas. Note: Check with the visitor center for road conditions before leaving the pavement. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Parking at Borrego Palm Canyon Campground Oct.-Apr. $8 per private vehicle; $5, rest of year. All but two campgrounds are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hours: Grounds open daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center daily 9-5, Oct.-May; Sat.-Sun. and holidays 9-5, rest of year.