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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a vast desert park in Borrego Springs, California. It is the largest state park in California with about five hundred miles of dirt roads and 12 wilderness areas. The park has many miles of sandy hiking trails and wildflowers fields with trees & thorny cacti plants that offer an exclusive experience of the California Desert. It is situated on the eastern side of San Diego County, with some portions extended to Imperial County in the east and Riverside County in the north.
There is a two-hour drive to the park from San Diego, Riverside, and Palm Springs.
The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is named after the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, and the Spanish word Borrego means bighorn sheep. Along with wildflowers & cacti, the park also features palm groves, washes, and sweeping vistas. Here, you may also spot roadrunners, mule deer, kit foxes, golden eagles, iguanas, bighorn sheep, and the red diamond rattlesnakes.
Hours : Visitor Center is open Oct to May from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily and only open on weekends and holidays in summers
Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
Entry : Free (except some areas in the park that require the day-use fee of $10 from Fri to Sun)
Dogs Allowed : Yes