Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Highlights
- The most developed of the park's nine campgrounds, Borrego Palm Canyon is a good choice for winter camping. All the comforts are here—showers, picnic tables with shade awnings, potable water, and full hookups for RVs. The popular hike into Borrego Palm Canyon begins at camp and the Anza-Borrego visitor center is nearby.
- At 3,400 feet in elevation, Culp Valley is much cooler than Anza-Borrego's sizzling valley floor. The valley's camp is primitive—no water, no trash pickup—but its sites offer plenty of space and privacy. The only downer here is the strong wind that often comes up at midday. Little Blair Valley Camp is another high-elevation favorite.
- Bow Willow Campground is found in the southernmost and least visited area of Anza-Borrego Desert. Its 16 sandy sites are separated from each other by an array of desert flora. An easy 2.6-mile round-trip hike leads from the camp to six distinct palm groves in Mountain Palm Springs Canyon.
- The natural springs at Agua Caliente County Park are just outside Anza-Borrego's borders and make a great spot for winter camping. While plenty of day visitors congregate at the pools until 5 P.M., only campers have access to the soothing waters at night.
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