Anza Borrego Desert State Park

     


Borrego Springs, California
Phone: (760) 767-5311

Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $35 3/2014


Latitude: 33.1079352474629
Longitude: -116.450271606445

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 15
  • Good 15
  • Average 0
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

31 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Idletime

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great state park. Very quiet desert setting a long way from any significant traffic. We had wind and blowing sand for 2 days and lovely weather for 2 days but that's the luck of the draw on the desert. There are many walks and sights to see nearby. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Motorhome.

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TheSchweitzers

Review Count: 159
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the dry camp area. Site was OK sized with a nice shaded picnic bench, fire pit, and lots of backyard. Good privacy. Best part was the quietness at night. No noise whatsoever. Sites are fine gravel and level. We used our Verizon MiFi, which worked well. However, before paying $25 a night for dry camping, we will try a boondocking site in the area when we come back to Borrego Springs. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RichC

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I've been to Borrego many times from 2007-2010. The rates have increased at the park since my last visit, but the park is still as nice as it was years ago. There are full hook up sites and primitive sites throughout the park. It is a quiet family friendly park to be sure. Internet and cellular connections are not the greatest, but given the location visitors should spend more time outside exploring the area. Oh, and the showers now require tokens which is a change from our last visit here. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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casasf

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is actually a beautiful park with a lovely campground - full of cacti and the spaces are level - and the restroom facilities are outstanding. There are also several great hikes you might want to do here. BUT -- if you are an RV owner and have a dog, beware - the Park Police at Anza Borrego will cite you for leaving your dog unattended in your vehicle, regardless of outside temperature or how short a time you are gone. We are rating it a 4 because of the behavior of the State Park Police. Since this park makes it so difficult to enjoy the outdoors if you are a dog owner, we suggest you drive through, enjoy the sites from your vehicle, and keep on going. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Motorhome.

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kirkcrawford

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here April 26, and it was quite hot still. Unfortunately our Rooftop AC decided to fail too. Next year we will try to come in March when they said it is possible to get the wildflowers. The campground is great. Most sites are pull-throughs. Relatively flat too which makes for good bicycle riding for the kids. It said shaded sites are available, but I did not see any unless you count the palm trees. This is typical California High desert. You get a few bushes and cactus and maybe a few palm trees. The visitor center was nice, well done and air conditioned. We didn't get a chance to do any of the hikes. Next time.... We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Motorhome.

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Jerry B

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for 3 days and were lucky enough to get a site without a reservation. We could only check in for 2 days at a time and you have to renew every two days if you can. When we got there the first night we couldn't get a site and went back outside of town to Pegleg Road where we were able to boondock for one night, then we were able to get in the campground. The campground is very nice, palm trees everywhere, and you're right in the middle of the desert. Sunrise/sunsets are spectacular and the park is really quiet. Borrego Springs is a "dark sky" town so you can really see the stars at night. I think if I go back, which I will, I'd try to get one of the dry sites in the upper canyon, numbered 90 and above, since in a motorhome we can go dry for several days and use their water and dump stations. No matter where, it's a super campground. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Motorhome.

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gywrwjt

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. Level paved sites with awesome views both day and night. Sites are somewhat close, but have seen much worse. Lots of hiking and sightseeing in area. Would go back. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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AZSwede

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place and we look forward to coming back. Wonderful RV park and great state park. Earlier statements said there was W-iFi there; this is not true. But you can go 2.5 miles into town to Calico's for great coffee and goodies and get on there. Or just use it without buying anything. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User1132

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed in this park a number of times and always enjoy it. State staff and volunteer hosts are friendly and efficient. I do wish that the staff would clean everyone elses junk out of the fire pits out between stays. Other than that, everything is very clean. AT&T Wi-Fi is available with their pay for use service, signal is strongest at entry gate. Free Wi-Fi in library parking lot in town. Dark skies and lots of stars to see each night. Many hiking trails are available. Palm Canyon trailhead is right in the campground and is a wonderful 3 mile roundtrip hike to the "Fan Palm Oasis." There is a wonderful visitor's center 7/10 of a mile away which can be accessed by car or a nice paved hiking/biking trail. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Camper Don

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We spend three weeks here almost every year for Christmas and New Years. Also occasionally book a space during wild flower season. This is our favorite California State Park. Lots of space between sites and the night sky is spectacular. The little town of Borrego Springs has a market and several good restaurants. The old town of Julian is about 30 minutes away and is fun to visit. If you like driving desert roads, there plenty of trails to travel. Dog friendly providing you keep your dog on a lease and off the hiking trails and open desert. There are hiking trails and a good visitor center. We will return here next Christmas. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Motorhome.

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avbrendan

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely park, nice long pull throughs, spacing between sites was nicely private and well planned. As others have mentioned, the hookups can be in awkward location depending on how you pull in. The biggest complaint I have is that the sewer covers were put in backwards in most spots. Not all, which makes me think the contractor wasn't paying attention or didn't know any better. But if you use a 90 degree elbow connector from your hose to the drain pipe gasket, be prepared to run your hose around to make the bend. Other than that, it was quiet (except for the coyotes!), clean, peaceful, and exactly what we were looking for in Anza-Borrego. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Happy Trail-er

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been camping here several times (most recently this past spring to see the wild flowers) and am thinking of planning another trip. It is "camping" at its best. We don't care that there's no cable TV because we'd rather sit out by the camp fire and look at the night sky. The stars are killer! The sites are decent sized and you don't feel like your neighbors are on top of you. There are some sites where you only have neighbors at the ends of your rig. Those spots mean you may have to run your hook-ups underneath your rig. We love it here because the restrooms and showers are clean; it is quiet; there is great hiking walking distance from camp sites; and it's an easy trip to Borrego Springs if you need groceries, a dinner out OR tons of other great hikes. I am glad this State Park is not on the list of those to be shuttered although some of my other favorites are. I hope every one is being proactive with our state govt. encouraging them to keep the parks open. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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DebbieJ

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location, nice clean park w/ great desert view. Near the small town, hikes, etc. Seems to attract nice campers: interesting, friendly. We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Motorhome.

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JCLC

Review Count: 197
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have stated, GREAT PARK! Friendly staff, great location, and very nice facilities (we used the full hookup sites but used the very clean dump station even though our site had sewer--it was in an awkward spot). Our only complaint is that our site (and, most other sites from the look of all the leveling devices) was terribly unlevel, front to back. Other than that, nice site spacing and amenities. We don't tow, so we love it when we can set up and then walk to many things. Here, we could take the .6 mile paved trail to the gorgeous Visitor's Center. As we returned at sunset, we saw desert hares, cottontails, and a coyote right along the trail. You can also walk to a variety of other trails, too--the hike up Palm Canyon to the oasis is just phenomenal. This is one CA state park that is very well taken care of and worth the $35/night fee. (And, if you need it, you can get Wi-Fi at the Visitor's Center. Our Verizon card worked at our site.) We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Motorhome.

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E&J push'n wind

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for the long MLK weekend, late Friday night through Monday morning checkout. The park is very clean and well maintained. Friendly staff and very helpful. One caution, the main road coming in is also the main road to the trail head to the desert Oasis and people coming in do not pay attention to the 15 mph speed limit so if you have kids keep them off of the main road. I mentioned it to the rangers and they posted signs attempting to enforce the speed limit. Didn't notice any traffic after they posted so I don't know if it worked but they made an attempt. Some things I pointed out to my wife is there were no flies that we noticed and ants were only deeper into the campground, we didn't see any at our sight. Some spaces like ours need no leveling side to side others may need a little more work. Each space in the full hookup section is asphalt paved and very roomy. Big rig access is no problem as we saw a 40+ foot motorcoach in there with apparently no problems. I look forward to our next visit! We camped at Anza Borrego Desert State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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