Over 650,000 acres of land
California State Park to have a Sister Park
Register of Historic Places (5
locations within the park)
The only state park in the US with a full time
pilot and plane.
The only state park in the US with a Paleontology and
Archeology volunteer and certification program.
More than 4500 cultural sites in the park, with only 20% of the
Over 5000 years of inhabitation of the San Diego desert
The four tribes who inhabited these sites are still in the
Some of the rocks found in the park are 470 million years
Mission, Vision & Purpose:
- Many visitors approach from the east or
west via Highways S22 and 78. From the coast, these highways
descend from the heights of the Peninsular range of mountains
with spectacular views of the great bowl of the Colorado Desert.
Highway S2 enters the park from the south off of Interstate 8. Map
& Detailed Directions
Park Operating Hours:
Park Related Organizations:
Birds & Fish,
Reptiles & Amphibians,
Richest concentration of
lizards and snakes in California. Over 50 different species can
be found here. This is just a sample of the diverse
wildlife in this park:
Plants / Vegetation:
Anza-Borrego is the only park in the state
that allows open camping throughout the 600,00 acre park.
Anza-Borrego Desert State
Park is one of the best areas to Stargaze in all of Southern
California. Clear skies, low moisture & limited city lights
make this an ideal location. The further south you go the
more El Centro light pollution you will experience, so try
to stay in the mid-park region. Click
here for more
information on stargazing in the park.
Anza Borrego Visitor Center. The
Visitor Center is generally accessible and includes
automatic doors at the entry. Exhibits are generally
accessible. Assistive listening devices are available.
Exterior accessible restrooms off the parking area are
available. Parking includes four designated accessible
spaces with one van accessible. Route of travel from lot to
Visitor Center entry is 300 feet, but path is paved and