Blair Valley Campground is a primitive, dispersed campground in California’s Anza Borrego State Park that is definitely a destination campground, and off the beaten path for most campers. Blair Valley has no designated campsites and the only amenity is offers is a single vault toilet.
Anza Borrego Desert State Park is one of the largest state parks in the country and offers a ton of activities including hiking, camping, and off-roading on over 500 miles of trails that cross the park. The park is also known for massive wildflower blooms after spring rains that blanket the dry desert.
Camping at Blair Valley Campground is a primitive desert camping experience. Campfires are allowed, but they must be contained in a metal container; ground fires are not allowed in Anza Borrego State Park.
Blair Valley Campground Features
|Campground Type:||Primitive, Dispersed|
|Number of Campsites:||Not Defined – Virtually Unlimited|
|Fire Rings:||None – Ground fires are not allowed in Anza Borrego. Campfires are allowed in metal containers, bring your own.|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Accessible for RV’s|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-Round|
|Geo Coordinates:||33.038155, -116.40892|
|Nearest City/Town:||Borrego Springs, California|
|Location:||San Diego County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||17 Miles to Julian, CA|
||From Julian, CA drive west for 11 miles to San Diego County Road S2, turn right, heading south, drive for 6 miles to Blair Valley Campground.|
|Web:||Anza Borrego State Park||Twitter:|
|Reservations:||Not Available – First Come – First Served|
When To Go
Fall through Spring – Blair Valley Campground and the rest of Anza Borrego State Park is busiest during the non-summer months, due to the high summer temperatures in the area.
Do not go to Blair Valley Campground in the summer. Temperatures usually exceeding 100 degrees daily.
Be Sure to Bring
What To Do
Hiking – There are a several archeological sites within hiking distance of Blair Valley Campground with petroglyphs easily visible on the rocks at these sites.
Off-roading – There are lots of off-roading trails all around Anza Borrego State Park, however many of the popular trails are located further down in the lower valley.
Wildflowers – Anza Borrego State Park is known for spring wildflower blooms. The level of wildflower activity will depend on the amount of rain in the winter and spring.
Image Credits: Sally Crosshwaite via Flickr