The Anza Borrego Desert State Park in the USA’s western state of California is certainly one of the most interesting desert parks in the country and it usually attracts over million visitors a year. Many campers like to stay in the early spring as the park is blanketed by never ending colourful wildflowers.
Even the visitor center attracts tourists as it’s partially embedded in a desert hillside and is surrounded by cactus and a variety of other desert plants. It also exhibits desert environments, a bookstore and theatre. It offers a good selection of brochures, trail guides, and maps. The park is quite large as it’s over 600,000 acres in size and is the biggest state park in California.
It offers numerous activities such as biking, hiking, horseback riding, and trails for four-wheel-drive vehicles. The park offers fantastic views of the desert, nature exhibits, and other interesting areas that can be accessed by short hikes. If you explore far enough, you’ll also find fan palms, elephant trees, and ancient canyons. There are also some very interesting wildlife and landscapes to set your eyes upon.
There are numerous campgrounds in the park that are suitable for campers of all ages. Some of the most popular ones include: Sheep Canyon, Borrego Palm Canyon, Culp Valley, Tamarisk Grove, Yaqui Pass, Fish Creek, Mountain Palm Springs, Lark Canyon, and Blair Valley.
For more information on this fascinating park, visit www.parks.ca.gov