Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Hotels, Motels & Lodging Borrego Springs

There are numerous hotels, motels and resorts in the town of Borrego Springs, just 5 miles south of the Visitor Center. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park completely surrounds the city of Borrego Springs. For places to stay in Borrego Springs - Click Here

Campgrounds - A total of 12 campgrounds are available in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, but it is one of the few California parks that allows open camping throughout its 600,000 acres. Two campgrounds provide RV hookups and usually require reservation year-round; water, showers and flush toilets are provided at three of the campgrounds, which also accept reservations.

For all reservations and fees (prices are subject to change so call to verify), call 800-444-7275.

Day Use: the fee for day-use is now collected ONLY at Borrego Palm Canyon, Tamarisk Grove and the Vern Whitaker Horse Camp. The fees. Day use fees per vehicle


Borrego Palm Canyon - 52 hookup sites with a fee per night (max. length RV 35'). There are 65 non-hookup sites with a fee per nigh (max. length RV 25'). There are 5 group sites for 9 to 24 people for a fee per night. Water, flush toilets, showers, phone and fire rings available. 2.5 miles west of Borrego Springs near Visitor Center. Borrego Palm Canyon offers five groups sites. Groups require 6-month advance reservations; 7-day limit. Fee.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Borrego Palm Canyon Campground PDF Map

Vernon Whitaker Horse Camp -- 10 sites for campers with horses only, 8 miles north of Borrego Springs. Sites hold up to 8 people and 4 horses. 40 corrals, water, flush toilets, solar-heated showers and fire rings available.

Bow Willow -- 16 primitive sites with chemical toilets, fire rings and picnic tables.

Tamarisk Grove -- 27 RV sites, at junction of California Route 78 and County Road S-3. Water, flush toilets, showers, phone and fire rings available. Fee per night. PDF Map

Yaqui Well -- 10 numbered sites with pit toilets; across from Tamarisk Grove Campground. More sites available. No fee. Tamarisk region.

Sheep Canyon -- A few sites with pit toilets and picnic tables. No fee. Anza region.

Mt. Springs Canyon -- A few sites with chemical toilets. No fee. Bow Willow Region.

Culp Valley -- A few open sites just inside the west park entrance on Road S-22. No fee. Anza region.

Arroyo Salado -- A few open sites. No fee. Borrego Badlands region.

Yaqui Pass -- Open sites 7 miles east of Route 78 and County S-3 near Cactus Loop and Kenyon Overlook trails. Tamarisk region.

Fish Creek -- A few open sites. No fee. Fish Creek region.

Blair Valley -- Numerous open sites near Marshal South Home, Morteros and Pictographs Trails located off County Road S-3 south of California 78. Blair Valley region.

Backcountry Camping

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is one of the few California parks that allows open camping throughout its 600,000 acres. There is no charge for this type of camping.

  • Camp at least 100 feet away from water.
  • Bring a metal container to hold your fire. Fires built on the ground are NOT permitted and violators will be cited.
  • Park on the side of the road, so others may pass, but DO NOT trample vegetation or drive over geological formations.
  • Keep a clean camp. Take your trash home with you.


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