Shooting Wildflowers At Anza-Borrego Desert:
Other Photo Hot Spots
• Seventeen Palm Oasis
• Salton Sea
• Palm Canyon
Where To Stay
In the town of Borrego Springs, located in the heart of the Anza-Borrego Desert,
it’s possible to find lodging ranging from luxurious resorts to more-simple
abodes. You can also camp in Anza-Borrego Park. I’ve offered just a few
options here. For more lodging info, call the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce
La Casa del Zorro Desert Resort Hotel
800/824-1884 or 760/767-5323, www.lacasadelzorro.com
This four-diamond destination resort offers rooms, suites, and casitas in a
quiet, lush location that stands out like an oasis from the surrounding desert.
Three pools, spas, tennis courts (with an on-staff pro), a luxurious restaurant
and lounge, and banquet facilities are available.
Borrego Valley Inn
There are 14 southwestern-style rooms, two heated pools and spas at this charming
oasis. Afternoon snacks and beverages, cookies at bedtime, and breakfast are
Hacienda del Sol
Located in the heart of Borrego Springs, this moderately priced motel offers
a heated pool, kitchenettes, and some separate cottages.
There are two developed campgrounds in Anza-Borrego, at Borrego Palm Canyon
and Tamarisk Grove. You can make reservations for each by calling Reserve America
at 800/444-7275, www.reserveamerica.com.
There’s also a small campground at Bow Willow. For those who want to camp
with horses, an equestrian camp is located at the entrance to Coyote Canyon.
Seasonal temperatures can be extreme. Desert winters are cool and summer temperatures
can reach 125°. May is usually very warm (80–90°), and layered
clothing is always advised. Wear sturdy footwear, especially if you plan to
hike to your photo destination. Wear a hat and use sun protection. Carry plenty
of water in your vehicle and while hiking—one gallon minimum per person
per day is recommended.
Anza-Borrego State Park Headquarters: 760/767-5311
Visitor Center Program Information: 760/767-4205
Wildflower Hotline: 760/767-4684
These sites will give you detailed information on the Anza-Borrego area:
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park:
Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce: