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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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About Borrego Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
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Drive In
Walk In
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Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Borrego Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park is located in California
Latitude
33.269 N
Longitude
-116.406 W
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17 Reviews of Borrego Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Gorgeous views, active wildlife, super 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.

Go when it's hot

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.

Very nice place

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!

Good for Camping Newbies

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.)

Stars galore!

This campground is one of my favorites. My practical side enjoys the clean bathrooms with hot showers and proximity to markets for refills on ice and beer. My adventurous side enjoys the hikes, coyotes singing and clear skies to observe the night sky. This campground has been enjoyable every time I’ve gone. I’ve been to many campgrounds where neighbors keep you up late, but something about this location demands quiet enjoyment. Don’t get me wrong, my friends and I stay up laughing around the campfire well after sunset but everyone seems to respect the quiet hours. The sites are spacious, each with a shade ramada, grill and fire-ring. The visitors center is a must see and there are numerous hiking trails near the campground. As beautiful as the wildflowers are during a super bloom, the crowds are super distracting. March is the best time of year to go, if there is a super bloom you’ll enjoy that, if not, you’ll enjoy the solitude.

Classic Desert Campground

Can get super windy! Great over roading and hikes in this enormous state park. Come prepared for anything!

Desert! Windy! Wild!

Beautiful in a desert way. Can get super duper windy. Great off road hikes and scenery.

desert oasis

palm trees in the middle of the desert with water is just a short hike away. the campsites themselves are just on flat sand with cactus so beware. it is the desert so that's to be expected. this site feels more primitave than most others and I've never seen it busy but there are some great hiking trails and the sunset views are amazing. no dogs are allowed. Just a short drive away from the many desert statues in borrego springs.

Great weekend spot

I've camped here a couple of times. I come here mostly for the dark skies for astrophotography. It's a nice campground, clean bathrooms and showers. There's some nice hiking as well .

Nice, but huge and busy

This is a great campground to stay in the park when you plan ahead, it fills up fast though. Great hiking walking distance from your campsite, the Palm Oasis and the hike to the visitor center are great! I love camping here, I try to get out there at least twice a year.