Tamarisk Grove Campground is a a shaded developed campground in Anza Borrego State Park near County Highway S3, and is one of only a few campgrounds in the park. The campground is situated under the shade of a small tamarisk tree grove and is close to Yaqui Wells Campground and Yaqui Pass Campground. Tamarisk Grove has tent and RV camping as well as reservable cabins.

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.

Each of the campsites at Tamarisk Grove Campground includes a fire ring, shade ramada, access to bathroom, showers, and running water.

Due to the ongoing drought in California water access is limited at Tamerisk Grove Campground. The toilets have been closed and replaced with Port-a-potties. Showers remain active, and one water spigot is available for dishwashing only. The water is not potable and should not be used for drinking water.

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Tamarisk Grove Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 16 Campsites
Cost: $15/night
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 35 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: October 1st – May 31st

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 33.138111, -116.375329
Nearest City/Town: Borrego Springs, California
Elevation: 1400 Feet
Location: San Diego County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 11 Miles to Borrego Springs, CA
Tamarisk Grove Campground is located a a quarter mile west of San Diego County Road S3 near its intersection with California Highway 78


Phone: (760) 767-5311 Facebook:
Web: Anza Borrego State Park Twitter:
Reservations: via Reserve America

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Be Sure to Bring

When To Go

Fall through Spring – Tamarisk Grove 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 Tamarisk Grove Campground in the summer. Temperatures usually exceed 100 degrees daily.

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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.

Image Credits:  Lois M. via Flickr

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