Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®
California State Parks


The park is named after Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish word "borrego" for bighorn sheep.

Over 650,000 acres of land

The four tribes who inhabited these sites are still in the region today.

Some of the rocks found in the park are 470 million years old.


Cultural Preserves

Cultural Preserves consist of distinct areas of outstanding cultural interest established within the boundaries of other state park system units for the purpose of protecting such features as sites, buildings, or zones which represent significant places or events in the flow of human experience in California. Areas set aside as cultural preserves shall be large enough to provide for the effective protection of the prime cultural resources from potentially damaging influences, and to permit the effective management and interpretation of the resources. Within cultural preserves, complete integrity of the cultural resources shall be sought, and no structures or improvements which conflict with such integrity shall be permitted.

Public Resources Code—Div.5, Chapter 1, Article 1, 5019.74

  • Coyote Canyon Cultural Preserve.

  • Hawi-Vallecito Valley Cultural Preserve.

  • Piedras Grandes (Big Rocks) Cultural Preserve.




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200 Palm Canyon Drive  Borrego Springs  CA  92004-5005
 Visitor Center: 760-767-4205  |  Park Headquarters: 760-767-5311