Anza Borrego State Park is the largest state park in California and lies to the west of the Salton Sea. We headed west on S22 from Salton City, along a very rough road (for a short distance) and on through the vast desert of the state park and on to Borrego Springs.
The Palm Canyon Campground in the state park lies directly west of the town of Borrego Springs.
Campground: Anza Borrego State Park – Palm Canyon Campground
Location: Borrego Springs, California
Site: 41 (pull thru)
Comments: One of our favorite campgrounds so we come back year after year. We prefer one of the sites between 32 to 52. These sites are pull thru and full hookups but are very difficult to reserve in the winter. Persistence pays off and we got a site. The sites 1-29 are nice and are also full hookups but can be a bit unlevel. The other sites are either shorter and are all dry camping (sites 53 to 120). In mid winter the temperatures can be down close to freezing.
Star gazing at the campground can be pretty fabulous even with a campfire going. We sat out at night and looked at the stars and one evening we were serenaded by a camper across from us who was providing a small performance of music for a few people. He had a terrific voice, played great music, and wasn’t too loud so we could really enjoy the ambience and atmosphere and stars. Thank you whoever you were.
We had beautiful weather for most of our stay but the clouds rolled in on our last day. The Palm Canyon Trail is open but the actual palm grove is closed until further notice due to the post-fire recovery of the palms.
We love it here and try to visit every year so I am sure we will be back.