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Anza-Borrego Desert

State Park - California

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is located within the Colorado Desert of southern Californias. The park takes its name from 18th century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and borrego, the Spanish word for bighorn sheep. With 600,000 acres (240,000 ha) that includes one-fifth of San Diego County, ABDSP is the largest state park in California and, after New York's Adirondack Park, the second largest in the contiguous United States. The park occupies eastern San Diego County and reaches into Imperial and Riverside counties, enveloping two communities: Borrego Springs (home of the park headquarters) and Shelter Valley.

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Map of Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) in California. Published by California State Parks.Ocotillo Wells - OHV Trails

Map of Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) in California. Published by California State Parks.

Map of Routes of Travel for Western Imperial County in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Imperial County - Travel Map West

Map of Routes of Travel for Western Imperial County in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of Routes of Travel for Eastern San Diego in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Eastern San Diego - Travel Map

Map of Routes of Travel for Eastern San Diego in El Centro Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Visitor Map of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Anza-Borrego Desert - Map

Visitor Map of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Brochure of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Anza-Borrego Desert - Brochure

Brochure of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Brochure of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Anza-Borrego Desert - Brochure

Brochure of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Map of Tamarisk Grove Campground at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Anza-Borrego Desert - Tamarisk Grove Campground Map

Map of Tamarisk Grove Campground at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Map of Borrego Palm Canyon Campground at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Anza-Borrego Desert - Borrego Palm Canyon Campground Map

Map of Borrego Palm Canyon Campground at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anza-Borrego_Desert_State_Park Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is located within the Colorado Desert of southern Californias. The park takes its name from 18th century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and borrego, the Spanish word for bighorn sheep. With 600,000 acres (240,000 ha) that includes one-fifth of San Diego County, ABDSP is the largest state park in California and, after New York's Adirondack Park, the second largest in the contiguous United States. The park occupies eastern San Diego County and reaches into Imperial and Riverside counties, enveloping two communities: Borrego Springs (home of the park headquarters) and Shelter Valley.
Visitor Center October through May: open daily 9am-5pm. June through September: open weekends and holidays only. Park Information Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® 200 Palm Canyon Drive Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Park Headquarters (760) 767-5311 Visitor Center (760) 767-4205 World Wide Web www.parks.ca.gov Anza-Borrego Foundation (760) 767-0446 www.theabf.org California State Parks supports equal access Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact: The Visitor Center (760) 767-4205. This publication is available in alternate formats by contacting the Visitor Center, (760) 767-4205. Accessibility information is available in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park online magazine, www.parks.ca.gov. Welcome Welcome to one of the last best places on Earth. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® encompasses some of the most diverse desert landscape in the world. Covering more than 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego's™ wonders unfold from the eastern slopes of the Peninsular Ranges in San Diego County to the western edge of Imperial County. From Riverside County in the north, the Park reaches south almost to the Mexican border. Nearly two-thirds of the Park is pristine wilderness, sheltering an astonishing proliferation of plant and animal life, including the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep. Anza-BorregoTM lies at the crossroads of early Califomia history. Its pathways were shared by explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, the Southern Emigrant Trail, the Butterfield Stage and the Mormon Battalion. Much earlier, ancient artists began to leave thei r enigmatic traces at thousands of sites throughout the Park. These Native Americans hunted and gathered here as long as 5,000 years ago. Earlier still, Anza-Borrego'sTM plains were roamed by herds of mammoths and camels. These huge animals became extinct around 8,000 B.C, leaving behind what maybe the greatest repository of Pliocene/ Pleistocene megafauna in the United States. For some of you, this may be the first visit. Others may have returned manytimes, attracted by the seren­ ity, the sunshine, the sheer wildness. Whether you arrive by serendipity or by plan, whether you expect to stay for an hour or week or lifetime, we are happy to share this enchanted place with you. ANZA·BORRECiO DEtERT STATE PARK® Rules & Regulations Natural I Cultural Features: All features are protected by law. Nothing may be disturbed or removed, including rocks, plant materials, reptiles, Indian artifacts and fossils. Campfires: No ground fires are allowed. All fires MUST be kept in a metal container that completely contains the fire. Ashes and other debris must be taken with you. Gathering firewood is prohibited. Firearms: While in the Park, firearms must be unloaded, inoperative, in a case and kept in your vehicle at all times. Dogs: Dogs must be kept on a six-foot maximum leash under your control at all times. Dogs are allowed on roads and in campgrounds, but not in the Visitor Center, on foot trails or in any natural area. At night, dogs must be kept in a tent or vehicle. Bring pliers for cactus removal, bring plenty of water and be aware that the desert is a dangerous place for pets. Vehicles: All vehicles must be highway legal and must remain on designated roads. Bicycles: Bikes are only allowed on designated roads, foot trails in Hawi-Vallecito, Middle Willows in Coyote Canyon and the All-Access Trail between the Visitor Center and camp­ ground. Drones: The operation of powered unmanned aircraft, includ­ ing drones, is prohibited in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®. Deser t Safety - Get out Alive! Carry water and drink it! Do not save water for the trip home. Thrn around when your water is half gone. Make sure your vehicle is desert ready. Are you carrying tools, water, etc.? WiU you be comfortable if you have to spend a night or two in your car? Make sure you're ready. Temperatures can reach 125° in summer or drop below freezing in winter. Do you have extra clothes, water, etc. for a night out in the desert? Make a plan. Let friends know where you are going and when you will return. Give them a description of your vehicle and its license plate number. Stay with your car if there is a problem and put the hood up to signal. If you must try to hike out, wait until the cool of evening. Bow Willow­ Mountain Palm Springs Primitive Campgrounds at Bow Willow and Mountain Palm Springs are first-come, first-served. Both have chemical toilets. The trails in this area are casual trails. They are not fully developed nor maintained. Some trails change with rainfall. Hikers should be aware that they are hiking in a mgged area and may want a detailed map and compass. Trails include the half-mile round-trip to Mary's Grove, one-mile round-trip to Pygmy Grove, two-mile round-trip to Southwest Grove and two-mile round-trip to the Palm Bowl. N A 0 0.5 -------=============:::JMiles Blair Valley Area Agreat area for primitive camping, the roads in Blair Valley are usually acces
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Tamarisk Grove Campground 200 Palm Canyon Dr • Borrego Springs, CA 92004 • (760) 767-5311 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Five hundred miles of dirt roads, twelve wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California desert. The park is named after Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish name “borrego,” meaning bighorn sheep. CAMPING is available October 1 – May 31 and the campground is reservable from October 1 – April 30. Reservations are not site-specific at this campground. Drinkable water is available for purchase. Restrooms and hot, token-operated showers are available. Each campsite or cabin site may have up to eight persons (including children). Pitch tents only in designated campsites. Cabin fees must be paid in order to occupy a cabin site. CHECK-OUT TIME is noon. Please vacate your site by that time. Check-in time is 2 p.m. PARK FEES are due and payable upon entry into the park. Use the self-registration system if the entrance station is closed. The campsite fee covers one vehicle. Additional fees apply for extra vehicles. PARKING: Vehicles may be parked only in your assigned campsite. They must be parked with all four tires on the pavement and must not extend into the roadway beyond the campsite. Extra vehicles that do not fit in the site must be parked in the designated overflow area. SPEED LIMIT is 15 mph in all campgrounds and day-use areas. Please drive carefully, observe the speed limit, and watch for pedestrians. BICYCLES must remain on paved or dirt roads. Children under 18 years old are required by law to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, skateboard, scooter or other wheeled vehicle. QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and generators may only be operated between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do not disturb other campers, regardless of the time of day or night. Radios and other sound-producing devices may not be audible beyond your immediate campsite. FIRES AND FIREWOOD: Please be cautious when building fires. Fires are allowed only in established fire rings or camp stoves. Do not build ground fires outside the fire rings or leave campfires unattended. Do not gather firewood in the park––the nutrients must be allowed to recycle back into the ecosystem. You may purchase firewood from park personnel. DESERT SAFETY Carry plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Know your limitations in hot weather. Always notify someone of your plans, including when you plan to return. PETS/DOGS must be under the owner’s control at all times and on leash no longer than six feet. Noisy and/or vicious dogs are not permitted. Pets must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night and must not be left unattended at any time. Dogs are only permitted in campgrounds, day use areas and anywhere vehicles can be driven (paved or dirt roads). Dogs are not permitted on trails, except service dogs. GAMES that are disruptive to other campers or the environment are prohibited. Discover the many states of California.TM CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 (TTY 800-274-7275). To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov ALTERNATE FORMAT: This publication can be made available in alternate formats. Contact interp@parks.ca.gov or call (916) 654-2249. Day Use Maps not to scale. © 2014 California State Parks (Rev. 2015) to Borrego Springs Maintenance Yard Native Plant Garden Cactus Loop Trail 3 2 26 25 5 24 23 # 19 7 4 8 9 12 to Yaqui Well/HWY 78 10 11 13 14 15 Yaqui Well Trail 911. For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1. 6 17 Trail Parking 21 Water Not Potable Nature Trail 16 Trash Entrance Station 22 Showers Campfire Center 18 Restroom Cabins 20 Picnic Area Your Site # ________ Accessible Site For Emergencies Dial HIGHWAY S-3 1 27 SAN FELIPE WASH at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Tamarisk Grove Campground LEGEND
~c,O·I}z<? Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ~ Q- · - Borrego Palm Canyon Campground 200 Palm Canyon Dr • Borrego Springs, CA 92004 • (760) 767-5311 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Five hundred miles of dirt roads, twelve wilderness areas, and miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California desert. The park is named after Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish name borrego or bighorn sheep. CAMPING is available year round, with reservations available from October 1- April 30. Reservations are site-specific at this campground and are highly recommended. Drinkable water, restrooms, and token-operated hot showers are available. Tokens are available at the campground entrance. Some sites offer full hookups. Each campsite may have up to eight people (including children). Pitch tents only in the designated sites. Tents are not allowed in the hookup area without a RV or trailer also occupying the site. CHECK~OUT by that time. TIME is noon. Please vacate your site Check~in is at 2 p.m. BICYCLES must remain on paved or dirt roads. Children under 18 years old are required by law to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, skateboard, scooter, etc. FIRES AND FIREWOOD: Please be cautious when building fires. Fires are allowed only in established fire rings or camp stoves. Do not build ground fires outside the fire rings or leave campfires unattended. Do not gather firewood in the park-the nutrients must be allowed to recycle back into the ecosystem. You may purchase firewood from park personnel. Proceeds from firewood sales benefit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. PARK FEES are due and payable upon entry into PETS/DOGS must be under the owner's control at all the park. Use the self-registration system if the entrance station is closed. The campsite fee covers one vehicle. Additional fees apply for extra vehicles. times and on a leash no longer than six feet. Noisy and/or vicious dogs are not permitted. Pets must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night and must not be left unattended at anytime. Dogs are permitted only in developed areas (campgrounds and day-use areas) and on dirt roads. Dogs are permitted only in campsites and on paved roads in the campground. Except for service animals. Pets are not allowed on any trails and cannot be walked outside of paved or dirt roads. PARKING: Vehicles may be parked only in your assigned campsite. They must be parked with all four tires on the pavement and must not extend into the roadway beyond the campsite. Extra vehicles that do not fit in the site must be parked in the designated overflow area. SPEED LIMIT is 15 mph in all campgrounds and day-use areas. Please drive carefully, observe the speed limit, and watch for pedestrians. ACTIVITIES that are dangerous or disruptive to other campers or the environment are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: airsoft guns, BB guns, and sling shots. Drones are prohibited. QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and generators may only be operated between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do not disturb other campers, regardless of the time of day or night. Radios and other sound-producing devices may not be audible beyond your immediate campsite. DESERT SAFETY: Carry plenty of water and drink it! Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Know your limitations in hot weather. Always notify someone of your plans, including when you plan to return. CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 (TTY 800-274-7275) . To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov. ALTERNATE FORMAT: If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. Borrego Paltn Canyon Catnpground Your Site# _ __ at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Camphost Sites: 1 ,22 ,30 ,39 Accessible Sites: 3,21 ,49,52,118,119,1 20 . ~ - - - - _Borregof>al -- rnca 3 rni/e ro- - - lindtrip t ~on Trail -- _ ,no Pets) - - _ DEVELOPED SITES LEGEND ® AccessibleSite ~ ~ Accessible Area @) CampHost ~ Campfire Center ., ® Parking ~ Picnic Area Restrooms f.- Entrance Station tit V RV Sanitation Station .6_.A Group Campground £. Showers W Hike &Bike Campground Map not to scale © 2010 California State Parks (Rev. 2017) 83 84 Potable Water DEVELOPED SITES Campground Speed Limit 115 MPH I Strictly Enforced For Emergencies, Dial 911.

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