Anza- Borrego Desert State Park’s rugged landscape formed largely by the forces of erosion attacking the uplifted mountains. The higher the mountains rise, the more vigorously they are attacked by rain, snow, ice, and wind, as they yield to the constant pull of gravity.
Borrego Palm Canyon Campground visitors will be able to reserve campsites six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules. Reservation are available October 1st through April 30th.
Winter camping in the back loop is one of my most favorite things ever. If you especiAlly lucky, you may even see a Bighorn Sheep or two come through early in the morning. Do t miss the sunrise as well!
Such a fun place to walk around and take in the views. It’s the perfect time of year to go!
Big Space and big sky! We camped in February and it was cold at night but perfect day hiking weather. Hiked up to palm grove oasis. There is so much natural beauty here. We saw big horned sheep.
Camped here in July. The sunset and sunrises are amazing to watch!! You can see it all right from your site. Flushing Bathrooms very clean and accesible. Site includes grill, fire pit, picnic table, and potable water. Beautiful view of the mountains that meet the desert. Highly recommend visiting for a night or two.
This campground felt more like I was glamping. Everything was easily accessible and by that I mean; a toilet, running water, and showers. We slept in our tent which felt pretty amazing being that the weather was perfect. I’d highly recommend visiting this camp site in the cooler months.
Yes, it’s desert camping but there are so many fun things to do here. There’s a 3 mile hike to a wonderful spring, visiting the badlands, biking into town for a weekend morning farmers market and taking a Ranger’s flower desert hike. We also enjoyed hiking to the top of the hill in the early morning. We lucked out and got a great campsite that had a beautiful rock wall and covering with a fireplace. So cool. Definitely best to camp here in the spring or fall. Would be really hot, in the 100’s, in the summer. Best time to camp is in the spring when all the flowers are in bloom.
We drove to this site at 11:00pm and even in the dark it was easy to navigate. We drove right to our spot and set up. The campgrounds are pretty close to one another so not much privacy. Coyotes were howling all night and very active around camp. Super bloom was amazing here! The restrooms were spotless!! Also a neat counter sink area provided. Most sites have a shaded structure and picnic bench with grill.
Campground is near town but town isnt very populated. Little to no light pollution and very quiet campground. Summertime is great as night temps stay relatively high. Close to visitor center. For more adventurous types. Look for primitive areas in the park. Far better and very secluded.
We didn’t camp in the campground, but I loved the availability to camp wherever in the state park! Very pretty place with TONS of off-roading, hiking, and exploring to do! Planning another trip soon!
Borrego Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park is good for those who want to be near town because it's right on the edge of the small desert town of Borrego Springs, where there are restaurants, a couple of small convenience stores and services. (Run out of ice? No problem!)
Some sites here have ramadas for shade, a couple of them dating back to the conservation corps time with built-in fire pits. Each site has a picnic table. There are bathrooms with flushing toilets and showers. The Palm Canyon trailhead is at the end of the campground.
Not much shade if you are tenting, but if you luck out, you could get some endangered bighorn sheep coming through the campground.
Sites are paved and great for RV's. There are also sites good for tenting. (Again, no shade. Summer is brutally hot. Spring and fall are the most pleasant.)