PS-Camp - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

  • Fri, February 16, 2024
  • 2:00 PM
  • Mon, February 19, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • Anza Borrego State Park, Palm Canyon Campground, Borrego Springs CA


  • Must arrive in same vehicle as tent first person. Otherwise must pay applicable extra vehicle parking fee and park in overflow parking area.
  • Reserved own site or motel. Must pay the park for entry upon arrival.

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If you’re looking for a camping trip that will challenge your limits and reward your senses, look no further than Anza Borrego Desert State Park. This park is a vast and diverse desert landscape that offers endless opportunities for adventure and exploration.  Join us for a variety of desert adventures that include hiking, 4x4 off road trips, stargazing, and amazing sunsets/sunrises. Gather around a campfire and gaze at more stars than you ever knew existed.

The Borrego Palm Canyon Campground is located within the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and is located near Borrego Springs, CA at 700 feet elevation. RVs and tents will be on separate sites located on a loop adjacent to each other.  

This is 4 days/3nights over the Presidents Holiday Weekend.

Friday - February 16

  • 2:00 pm Check in, set up camp - visit the Visitor Center
  • 5:00 pm - Meet and greet (BYOB and appetizer to share) 
  • 6:00 pm - Dinner on your own or restaurant in town
  • 7:00 pm - Group campfire...bring some firewood.

Saturday - February 17

  • 6:30 am - Coffee and continental breakfast 
  • 9:00 am - Hike or other activity (check white board details)* 
  • 1:00 pm - Hike or other activity
  • 5:30 pm - Potluck - Bring something to share for 4 to 6 persons 
  • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities and Dark Sky

Sunday - February 18

  • 6:30 am - Coffee and continental breakfast
  • 9:00 am - Hike or other activity
  • 1:30 pm - Hike or other activity posted on white board
  • 5:30 pm - Optional dinner at restaurant in Borrego Springs
  • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities 

Monday - February 19

  • 6:30 am - Coffee 
  • 9:00 am - check whiteboard
  • Noon - Check-out

*Attractions and Activities (check whiteboard for times):

  • Galleta Meadows Sculptures - road tour
  • Visit the visitor’s center 
  • The Slot Hike 2.2 mi. 400'
  • Hike Panorama Overlook from camp 1 mi.
  • Hellhole Canyon trail 5 mi 800'
  • Glorietta Canyon 3 mi 700'
  • Palm Canyon trail 3 mi.
  • 4x4 Trails: Coyote Canyon; Grapevine Jasper (14 mi); Calcite Mine; Fonts Point

Amenities for all:  Fire rings, picnic tables, drinkable water, restrooms, flush toilets, token-operated hot showers. Tokens are available at the campground entrance.  

Amenities for RVs:  This is a dry camping event. There are no hookups. Fresh water is available at the dump site to fill your RV tank before arriving at your site. There is a dump site located near the park entrance. Maximum RV length is 35 feet. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am and generators may only be operated between 10 am and 8 pm. Tents will be on separate sites with 2 tents per site. 

Night Lighting: Borrego Springs is a certified Dark Sky Community. Be a good neighbor and keep you camp lights off or at a minimum and enjoy the night sky.

What to Bring: Camping/cooking gear,10 essential items,  food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item for Friday night and firewood for group fire.  Firewood is for sale at the campground (buy it where you burn it policy).  Consider going green! - Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils.

Directions: Borrego Springs, CA 92004. Google Map directions to park entrance - click here.  From Palms Springs: I-10 East to 86S to Salton Seaway to Borrego Springs - go through town and follow signs to the park entrance.

Climate: Average temperatures for this time of year are 74 high and 48 low. Elevation of 700'  Sunrise: 6:30 AM Sunset: 5:30 PM. Weather Forecast click here

Refunds Cancel by Feb. 2, 2024 for a refund (minus $10 service fee).

Payments:  Pay online here with a credit card. 

Pets: Pets are welcome, leashed and pick up after.

Campground Map Click Here

Contact: Trip Leader: Scott Connelly EMAIL

Nearby private campground for your consideration:  Palm Canyon Hotel and RV Resort. 

You must be a paid member of one of the Great Outdoor (GO) Chapters in order to register for this event. You can join with a $25 annual membership by clicking here . 

 Additional Information: Anza Borrego Natural History Association .

Health Problems/allergies:   Discuss any medical concerns with the event/hike leader that may affect your ability to complete this event

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