Southern CA - Wildflower Reports
Diamond Lake and Lake Elsinore Walker Canyon area #2
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2019 Southern Ca. Wildflower Reports Diamond Lake and Lake Elsinore Walker Canyon area
Note: Diamond Lake is closed Monday and Tuesday
Lake Elsinore area - on weekends all visitors must take a shuttle to the Poppy Area at a fee of $10.00 per person. There are also parking restrictions - the best time to visit is during the week.
March 16, 2019 James reports: I went Friday to Walker Canyon by Lake Elsinore, and I saw this patch of multi-color wildflowers that I just have to share with you. It was taken and processed by my Google 2 phone.
March 15, 2019 Steve reports: Awesome poppies in bloom at Walker Canyon near Lake Elsinore. Blue and purple mixed in in places.
March 15, 2019 Jennifer reports: Taken March 13 2019 On highway 15 Just north of Lake Elsinore
March 15, 2019 Doug reports: Walker Canyon Near Lake Elsinore 3/12/19
March 15, 2019 Don reports: Walker Canyon Ecological Preserve was so crowded at 9:30 a.m. that we only did a drive by. We wound up at Kabian Park, Menifee with only one other vehicle
March 15, 2019 Cami reports: Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, taken 3/12. If you visit this area, I suggest not just photographing the area along the road where people are parked, but walking up the dirt truck road to see the canyon behind where all the people are. I walked up the further south truck trail road and there's a canyon you can't see from the freeway that is full of flowers with less people. Leashed dogs are OK.
March 13, 2019 Connie reports: I highly recommend Diamond Lake over the Walker Canyon area if you are going out on a weekend. The Walker Canyon area was just overrun with people last weekend. Diamond Lake costs $10.00 to park, and $3.00 per person, and they have staff along the trail so people stay on the trail and don't trample the flowers. (Google Map Link)
March 12, 2019 Michelle reports: Walker Canyon,Lake Elsinore (map link)
March 11, 2019 Jenny reports: Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore 3/9/19. (map link)
March 11, 2019 Michael reports: Flowers were abundant and in full bloom along the east bank of the I-15 freeway, just north of Lake Elsinore
March 9, 2019 Nhi reports: Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore 3/8/19. (map link)
March 8, 2019 Herschel reports: Lake Elsinore March 5th 2019 (map link)
March 8, 2019 Al reports:Walker Canyon Trail near Lake Elsinore yesterday (3/7/2019) (map link)
March 5, 2019 Joseph reports: Walker Canyon poppy field on March 4. (map link)
March 5, 2019 Pauline reports: Lake elsinore March 4
March 2, 2019 Diamond Valley Lake reports: Wildflowers are blooming, The seasonal wildflower trail is open Wednesdays through Sundays from March 2 through the end of the wildflower season. Entry fees are $10/car for parking and $3/person for trail access. Following record-breaking rains this winter, experts are predicting the return of an impressive wildflower super bloom at Diamond Valley Lake in southwest Riverside County. (trail map) Website
The DVL Marina and trails are open Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. Hours until March 10 are 6 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (no entry after 3:30 p.m.). Hours after March 10 are 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (no entry after 4:30 p.m.). More information
Feb 28, 2019 Guy reports: Lake St , Lake Elsinore map link
Above Lake Elsinore photo from Kathleen 2/27/19
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When will the desert wildflowers bloom? We start our report in January, plan your visit to coincide with the peak of the bloom - keep up to date with DesertUSA's Wildflower Reports. Be sure to bookmark this page for weekly updates.
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Note: Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the desert, but it can also be a time for caution. Rattlesnakes lie dormant during the cold fall and winter months and awaken from hibernation in the warm months of March and April. Another reason to stay on the trails.
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