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Anza-Borrego is the only park in the state that allows open camping throughout the 600,00 acre park.
 
There are three developed campgrounds
(reservations recommended):
  • Borrego Palm Canyon. -  Three campsites are designated accessible. All are accessibly furnished and located. Tent sites are 12'x 12' on soft sand. There are 48 sites with full hook-ups, many of them level and generally accessible, though they are not so designated. Restrooms with showers: Five accessible unisex toilet rooms with separate showers are dispersed through upper and lower ends of campground with some near tent sites and some near sites with RV hookups. Routes of travel from sites to restrooms are accessible. There is one accessible parking space adjacent to each of the accessible restrooms.
  • Tamarisk Grove. -  Two campsites are accessible. Restroom: A new accessible restroom and shower building is adjacent to one of the accessible campsites. An accessible parking space is adjacent to the building. The campfire center has been made accessible.
  • Vern Whitaker Horse Camp -  (an equestrian camp located at the mouth of Coyote Canyon). 10 sites ($16 with one horse)

There are nine designated primitive* campgrounds including: (directions are from Borrego Springs)

  • Arroyo Salado - 16 mi. east on County Rd. S22
  • Culp Valley - 10 mi. southwest on County Rd. S22
  • Canon Sin Nombre - off County Rd. S2, entrance near Badlands Overlook
  • Coyote Canyon - north of visitor center, rugged backcountry roads past the "Gardens"
  • Blair Valley - Hwy. 78 to S-2 south for 5 mi., area is to left of road
  • Yaqui Well - 5 mi. south on County Rd. S3 & right on Yaqui Pass Rd. & go 6 mi. to the camping area on right.
  • Yaqui Pass - 5 mi. south on County Rd. S3 & right on Yaqui Pass Rd. & go 4 mi. to the camping area on left side.

* No tables, toilets or parking stalls.

There is also a small campground at Bow Willow  - there are two accessible campsites and an accessible non-flush restroom at this remote and undeveloped campground

Ask park staff about the rules for backcountry camping.

Some Basic Rules to follow:

  • pull your car one full car length off the road
  • no off road driving (that means stay on the dirt roads)
  • no ground fires (bring a large metal container, fire pit & wood for the fire)
  • carry your ashes out

Plenty of dirt roads to explore. Most regular passenger cars can get to these campsites. But many roads will require an SUV or even 4X4. A backcountry road map is advisable.

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