Tuesday, March 19, 2013

California Desert Camping

Winter months in California is prime desert camping time. The perfect time to plan your desert trip is November thru April. If a seasonal storm is not in the forecast, the weather is usually sunny and mild, wind is always a given & wildflowers bloom as early as February. Go enjoy the Mojave Desert, Death Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, Joshua Tree, the Lancaster Poppy Fields or the Eastern Sierra lava flows.

California Desert Camping Ideas

Surreal Box Canyon near Mecca, CA is free camping BLM land located perfectly between Anza Borrego Desert and Joshua Tree National Park. Totally worth a hike, bike or sightseeing visit, if not for an over night stay. Be prepared for late night traffic as semi-trucks from Interstate 10 use Box Cyn Road as a frequent through-fare.

desert destinations

Anza Borrego Desert SP
Benton Hot Springs
Bodie California
Borrego Springs
Cerro Gordo
Death Valley Camps
Goler Wash
Jawbone Canyon
Joshua Tree NP
Lake Mohave
Lone Pine
Mecca Hills
Panamint Springs
Panamint Valle
Picacho Camp 
Red Red State Park
Saline Valley
Tecopa Hot Springs

Tent camping in Borrego desert washes in wildflower season; Ocotillo blooms

DESERT MAPS for California 
Angeles Off Road Map 
Anza Borrego Desert Map
Bodie Ghost Town Map 
Death Valley Map 
Inyo Mountains Topo
Jawbone Canyon / Randsburg Map
Joshua Tree Park Map
Mojave Desert Map 
San Diego Backcountry Map
SoCal OHV Map Set