Yaqui Wells Campground is a primitive campground located along Yaqui Wells dirt road in Anza Borrego State Park near County Highway S3. Yaqui Wells Campground has no designated campsites offers virtually no amenities, and has no designated campsites.
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 Yaqui Wells 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.
Yaqui Wells Campground Features
|Campground Type:||Primitive, Dispersed|
|Number of Campsites:||Not Defined – Virtually Unlimited|
|Fire Rings:||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 Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-Round|
|Geo Coordinates:||33.137538, -116.385365|
|Nearest City/Town:||Borrego Springs, California|
|Location:||San Diego County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||13 Miles to Borrego Springs, CA|
||Yaqui Wells Campground is located a half mile west of San Diego County Road S3 near its intersection with California Highway 78|
|Web:||Anza Borrego State Park||Twitter:|
|Reservations:||Not Available – First Come – First Served|
Be Sure to Bring
When To Go
Fall through Spring – Yaqui Wells 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. However, these are the best times to visit Yaqui Wells. The campground is not likely to be packed, and even if it was, there would be plenty of room for camping in the area.
Do not go to Yaqui Wells Campground in the summer. Temperatures usually exceeding 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.
Image Credits: Messmerwest via Flickr