Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 5, 2019

Anza-Borrego Foundation’s Wildflower Updates 4/5/19

Wildflower Update; April 5, 2019

Our big, showy blooms have come and gone, but if you’re willing to go for a walk outside the Borrego Valley there is still a LOT to see! Hint: CACTUS!

Here is the current Wildflower Update from ABDSP, Updated April 3
Anza-Borrego Foundation Wildflowers Page, Updated April 4
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Homepage (Includes Interpretive Activities Schedule, Wildflower Updates & Road Conditions)
Wildflower Hotline: 760-767-4684
ABF State Park Store: Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We have wildflower info, maps, guides, hats, and anything else you need for your adventure.
This weekend’s weather from NOAA: Know ahead and be prepared!

TIPS & NOTES for Flower-Seekers

  • Manage your expectations. What’s happening now is a gorgeous bloom of cactus and plants in the canyons and surrounding higher elevations.
  • The temperatures are rising. Water and sun protection are a must, even for the casual visitor. Be safe out there! 
  • The Visitor Center and Borrego Palm Canyon Trail are open every day, but when the parking lots are full, access is closed in order to prevent traffic jams. Visitors are then directed to the ABF State Park Store for information. When space becomes available, the roads into those two areas will be reopened.
  • Please be patient with and kind to our park staff, volunteers, and the people here in our town. We’re happy you’re here, and we’re doing our best to accommodate a large number of visitors.
  • Take only photos, leave only footprints. All park resources are protected, so please don’t pick the flowers or take anything home with you. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the flowers, and ensure there are seeds for future years!
  • It is your responsibility to know Park regulations. A few big ones include: dogs on leash are allowed on paved or dirt roads only; dogs are not allowed to be left alone in vehicles; no drones are allowed in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.


  1. Was at Blair Valley in ABDSP last week, too early for cactus bloom, expect week of the15th to be great. Some of the beavertail and hedgehogs had 35-40 buds on them, should be beautiful.



    Sent: Friday, April 05, 2019 at 5:09 PM


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