State: Southern California
Short Name: Anza-Borrego Desert SP
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 12
Camp URL: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638
Full Hook: Yes
About: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Five-hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert. The park is named after Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish name borrego, or bighorn sheep. The park features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas. Visitors may also have the chance to see roadrunner, golden eagles, kit foxes, mule deer and bighorn sheep as well as iguanas, chuckwallas and the red diamond rattlesnake.
Directions: Located on the eastern side of San Diego County, take Highways S22 and 78. Highway S2 enters the park from the south off of I-8.