Attention : Severe drought conditions have affected the availability of water at TAMARISK GROVE Campground so, effective immediately, the toilets in the campground will be closed; but the showers will remain open. Porta-potties with hand washing stations will be provided on site. One non-potable (not for drinking) water spigot will be available in the campground for dishwashing. Campers are advised to bring potable (drinking) water with them.

ANZA-BORREGO DESERT SP, CA

With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in the contiguous United States. 500 miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the Colorado Desert...

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Severe drought conditions have affected the availability of water at TAMARISK GROVE Campground so, effective immediately, the toilets in the campground will be closed; but the showers will remain open. Porta-potties with hand washing stations will be provided on site. One non-potable (not for drinking) water spigot will be available in the campground for dishwashing. Campers are advised to bring potable (drinking) water with them.

Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.
Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Temperatures can reach 80-100 degrees in the spring. Wear hats and carry water. Flash floods possible during storms. Check with the park for road conditions.

Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park. Although your site may hold 2 or more vehicles, your reservation only covers 1 vehicle (except for group or specialty sites).

  • All three campgrounds are in separate locations.

    BORREGO PALM CANYON

  • Reservations 10/01 thru 04/30.
  • Borrego Palm Canyon Campground has Hook-Up sites, Developed sites, ADA sites, and 5 - Group Camp sites and is located within the town of Borrego Springs at 200 Palm Canyon Drive.
  • Sites 1-52 (Hook-up sites): Reservations available October 1 through April 30; 1st1st when not on reservations (May 1 through September 30)
  • Sites 53-89: Reservations available October 1 through April 30; closed when not on reservations (May 1 through September 30)
  • Sites 90-99: Reservations available October 1 through April 30; closed when not on reservations (May 1 through September 30)
  • Sites 103-120: Reservations available October 1 through April 30; 1st1st when not on reservations (May 1 through September 30)
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.
  • Group Camps (5): Reservations available October 1 through April 30; closed when not on reservations (May 1 through September 30)


  • VERN WHITAKER HORSE CAMP -- Horses Required

  • Reservations 10/01 thru 04/30.
  • Vern Whitaker Horse Camp is located roughly 8 miles north of the town of Borrego Springs off of Henderson Canyon Road and includes a 3-mile drive on a single track dirt road to the camp.
  • Reservations available October 1 through April 30; 1st1st May 1 through May 31; closed when not on reservations (June 1 through September 30)


  • TAMARISK GROVE

  • Reservations 11/01 thru 04/30.
  • Tamarisk Grove is located roughly 18 miles south of the town of Borrego Springs on Highway S-3 near the intersection with Highway 78.
  • Reservations available November 1 through April 30; 1st1st May 1 through May 31; closed when not on reservations (June 1 through September 30)


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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in the contiguous United States. 500 miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the Colorado Desert. The park is named after Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish name borrego, or bighorn sheep. The park features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas. Visitors may also have the chance to see roadrunner, golden eagles, kit foxes, mule deer and bighorn sheep as well as iguanas, chuckwallas and the red diamond rattlesnake.

Numerous roads will take you into this vast park. Consult a map before making travel plans to be sure you enter the desired part of the park. Most visitors approach from the east via Highways S22, S2, or 78. Visitors from San Diego via Highways 79 and 78 have the added pleasure of driving through the mountainous Cuyamaca Rancho State Park--quite a different experience from Anza-Borrego. The highways from the east climb 2,400 feet or so and then descend about 2,000 feet to the valley. Where the highway breaks out of the high-country vegetation, it reveals the great bowl of the Anza-Borrego desert.

The valley spreads below, and there are mountains all around. The highest are to the north--the Santa Rosa Mountains. The mountains are a wilderness, with no paved roads in or out or through. They have the only all-year-flowing watercourse in the park. They are the home of the peninsular bighorn sheep, often called desert bighorn. Few park visitors ever see them; the sheep are justly wary. A patient few observers each year see and count them, to learn how this endangered species coping with human encroachment.

Season For Peak Fees: 10/01 to 04/30

Coyote Canyon will be CLOSED for the annual summer closure from June 1 through September 30 to allow the bighorn sheep to drink without interruption during the hot summer months. No vehicle or foot traffic is allowed beyond the closure.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:
  • Hi Season(Oct 1 - Apr 30): Varies, self-register when not open
  • Lo Season(May 1 - Sep 30): Self-Register
  • Booking Window
    Wed Oct 22 2014 - Thu Apr 30 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

    New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

    The next on-sale is Sat Nov 01 2014

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
    Non Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
    Peak Thu Oct 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • ADA Access
    • Birdwatching
    • Comfort Station
    • Dump Station
    • Fire Rings
    • Group Picnicking
    • Hiking Trails
    • Horseback Riding
    • Nature Trails
    • Parking
    • Picnic Area
    • Ranger Station
    • Restrooms
    • Showers
    • Telephone
    • Toilet, Accessible
    • Visitors Center
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    Sports and Recreations

    The Golf Club At LaQuinta

    The Golf Club at La Quinta, located at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains in La Quinta, California, is a daily fee 18-hole championship golf course designed by golf course architect Gary Panks. The course design lends itself to the natural terrain and vista views overlooking the Coachella Valley. At just under 6,900 yards from the championship tees, the course offers challenge and enjoyment for all skill levels. The five sets of tees assure a course length that will fit your game.
    60-151 Trilogy Parkway, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    760-771-0707
    Distance*: 25.44 miles

    Sports and Recreations

    TPC Stadium Golf Course at PGA West

    PGA WEST? enjoys an international reputation as the Western Home of Golf in America. This Pete Dye jewel is described as a must play for all who seek the ultimate thrill. Inspired by the famed Scottish seaside courses, its design is rugged and dramatic, providing the ultimate golf challenge. The TPC Stadium Golf Course at PGA West is ranked among Golf Magazines Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the United States.
    56150 Pga Blvd, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    760-564-7170
    Distance*: 26.97 miles

    Sports and Recreations

    PGA West Jack Nicklaus

    The Nicklaus Tournament Course is truly one of Nicklaus best. This course is a remarkable test of golf where accuracy is rewarded and errant shots are severely penalized. Visible plateau landing areas, firm elevated greens and jagged bunkers will leave a lasting impression on golfers of every level. The PGA WEST? Jack Nicklaus Tournament course is ranked among Golf Magazines Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the United States.
    55955 Pga Blvd, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    800-742-9378
    Distance*: 27.39 miles

    Sports and Recreations

    PGA West Greg Norman Course

    Golf courses are made in the image of their creators, and Norman, a.k.a. the Shark, is known for an aggressive style of play. On a Norman design, the risk-reward ratio is highly correlated, and those who spend strokes on safe shots may wind up feeling like shark chum. Yet, Norman insists the measure of great course is playability for a variety of levels.
    55955 Pga Blvd, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    800-742-9378
    Distance*: 27.39 miles

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    La Quinta Resort Dunes Course

    The Pete Dye designed Dunes Course provides a relaxing round of golf surrounded by dramatic landscapes. Out of the traditional Scottish mold, this links style course favors accuracy from the tee allowing access to its well-guarded greens. The Dunes Course is ranked among Golf Digests Top 75 Resort Courses in America, and was the site of the 1998 PGA TOUR Qualifying School.
    55-955 PGA Boulevard, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    760-564-7610
    Distance*: 27.41 miles

    Sports and Recreations

    La Quinta Resort Mountain

    The Mountain Course is famous for its unique design and visually stunning setting. This golfers paradise is literally carved into the Santa Rosa Mountains, demanding accurate, strategic play while providing the ultimate in breathtaking views. Pete Dyes skillful design is ranked among Golf Magazines Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the United States.
    55-955 PGA Boulevard, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    760-564-7610
    Distance*: 27.41 miles
    *All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
    Fees and Cancellation Policies
    Getting There
    The park is over 600,000 acres. The park headquarters and Visitor Center are located within Borrego Springs.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    ANZA-BORREGO DESERT SP
    200 PALM CANYON DRIVE
    BORREGO SPRINGS  CA  92004

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (760)767-5311
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