Interpretive Activities

Call 760-767-4205 for information on programs or accessibility.
All programs are free of charge and held at the Visitor Center unless otherwise specified.  Dogs are NOT permitted on trails or tours.  IMPORTANT:  Read about Desert Safety
Please call ahead for special needs accommodation:  760-767-4205
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Past Special Events

Vallecito Days  
 Vallecito Days Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (east of San Diego via Highways 78 and 79) This three-day annual event is held in conjunction with San Diego County Parks and Ramona Trails Association. It includes Overland Mail reenactment, ride as a loop out from the County Park stage station and back. The ranch house will be decorated in period artifacts. There will also be living history events.

Come experience the stage station and life in the West as it was in 1858. There will be activities for all to enjoy for the day or the weekend. Tour the original sod house that served as a stage station and rest stop for countless travelers on their way West. There will be several historical groups and displays, both in the stage station and around the campground. On Saturday, see the riders come into the Vallecito station just as they would have more than 150 years ago. Sponsored by the Ramona Trails Association, California State Parks, Backcountry Horsemen, and San Diego County Parks and Recreation. Fore more information call 760-789-5185.  Read more

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Event Dates
Friday, March 27, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Archeology of Anza-Borrego  
Archeology of Anza-Borrego Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (on the eastern side of San Diego County, with portions extending east into Imperial County and north into Riverside County - it is about a two-hour drive from San Diego, Riverside, and Palm Springs) Join professional archeologists and learn how prehistoric peoples managed to make a living from the land. Two days of lectures and field classes with Dr. Joan Schneider and Dr. Claude Warren. Advance registration required.  For more information call the Anza-Borrego Institute at (760) 767-4063 or visit Event Dates
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009