Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a desert nature reserve, primarily within the Colorado Desert region of eastern San Diego County, and reaching into Imperial and Riverside Counties, in Southern California, the United States.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Five hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and many miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert. The park is named for Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish word Borrego, or bighorn sheep.
The park features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas. Visitors may also have the chance to see roadrunners, golden eagles, kit foxes, mule deer and bighorn sheep as well as iguanas, chuckwallas and the red diamond rattlesnake. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available in the visitor center
Things To Do:
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Horseback Trails
- Group Campsites
- Bike Trails
- Family Campsites
- Hiking Trails
- Horseback Trails
- Nature Trails
- RV Hookups
- Picnic Areas
- Reservations Recommended
- Campers (Max. Length)
During the month of May, the Visitor Center is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Starting June 1, the Visitor Center begins its summer hours: Weekends and holidays only from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Due to current budget restraints, it is anticipated that summer hours will be in effect through the month of October, 2011.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 33.25690 , -116.40600
Phone Park for More Information: 760-767-5311
The Park is located on the eastern side of San Diego County, with portions extending east into Imperial County and north into Riverside County. It is about a two-hour drive from San Diego, Riverside, and Palm Springs.
Many visitors approach from the east or west via Highways S22 and 78. From the coast, these highways descend from the heights of the peninsular range of mountains with spectacular views of the great bowl of the Colorado Desert. Highway S2 enters the park from the south off of Interstate 8.