Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Attractions and Activities
With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in the contiguous United States. Visitors to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park enjoy a wide range of scenic places to visit.
Visitor Center - books, brochures, maps, exhibits
Borrego Palm Canyon - nature trail to grove of native California fan palms
Paso Picacho Campground is located in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in San Diego County, near Julian. Construction in the campground in the fall of 2015 means that all campgrounds will be first come, first served. Check on the reservations website for conditions in 2016: Cuyamaca Rancho State ParkCamping Reservations.
The park is characterized by oak woodlands, meadows, and creeks. A number of campsites are tent-only. Two Group Camps are located at the north end of the campground. Los Vaqueros Group Horse Camp is located nearby. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is only a short drive away.
Hiking trails to nearby peaks (Stonewall Peak Trail and others), interpretive programs in summer, Lake Cuyamaca with boating and fishing
General Camping Information for Anza-Borrego State Park and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Temperatures can reach 80-100 degrees in the spring. Visitors are advised to carry water and wear sun protective hats. Be aware of possible flash floods during storms. Check with the park for road conditions. Always notify someone of
your plans, including when you plan to return.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate
Paso Picacho Group Campsites
Each of the two tent-only group campsites at Paso Picacho can accommodate between 9 and 60 people. Up to 20 vehicles may park at each site. Reservations are available May through October.
Paso Picacho Group Campsite Reservations Fee: $335
Los Vaqueros Group Horse Camp
Los Vaqueros Group Horse Camp is located near Cuyamaca Lake. The single site is designated for between 9 and 80 people. A maximum of 50 vehicles may be parked at the site; maximum length of vehicles, 30 feet.
Los Vaqueros Horse Camp Reservations Fee: $550