Borrego Palm Canyon Campground is the largest and most developed campground in Anza Borrego State Park, and features 122 campsites spread across three loops. The campground is located just outside the town of Borrego Springs, CA. The best part about Borrego Palm Canyon Campground is the hike into the namesake canyon, which is an oasis in the desert featuring large California Palm trees surrounding natural springs in the desert. The springs and palm trees create a tropical mirage in the desert that even features a small waterfall. This is also the closest campground to the Anza Borrego Visitor Center, which offers a number of exhibits showcasing the desert.
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.
Borrego Palm Canyon is divided up into three loops with one loop setup with full hookups for RVs up to 25 feet in length. The other two loops do not have hookups and are available for tent camping or RVs up to 35 feet in length. Each of the campsites includes a fire ring, picnic table, and access to bathrooms, showers, and running water.
Borrego Palm Canyon Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||122 Campsites|
|RV/Trailer Length:||35 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Full Hookups at some campsites|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Geo Coordinates:||33.270534, -116.414684|
|Nearest City/Town:||Borrego Springs, California|
|Location:||San Diego County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||2 Miles to Borrego Springs, CA|
||From the intersection of County Road S3 (Borrego Springs Road) and S22 (Palm Canyon Drive) in Borrego Springs, drive west for 2 miles towards the Anza Borrego State Park Visitors Center. Turn right at the sign labeled “Camping”, follow the road around to Borrego Palm Canyon Campground.|
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|Web:||Anza Borrego State Park||Twitter:|
|Reservations:||via Reserve America|
Be Sure to Bring
When To Go
Fall through Spring – Borrego Palm Canyon 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. Springtime also brings Anza Borrego’s wildflower blooms.
Do not go to Borrego Palm Canyon Campground in the summer. Temperatures usually exceed 100 degrees daily.
What To Do
Hiking – There are many hills in the area that are available for hiking, just be sure to take water.
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.
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