Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

California State Parks

Know your physical limitations in the heat and rugged desert terrain. Summer temperatures can reach 125 degrees Fahrenheit or 52 Celsius!
 
Always carry plenty of water ... and drink it!  It does you no good in your canteen. One gallon minimum per person per day is recommended.
 
Do not hike alone use the buddy system.
 
Tell someone of your trip plans.

 

 

 

 
Desert Safety
   

 

 
 
  • Know your physical limitations in the heat and rugged desert terrain. Summer temperatures can reach 125 degrees Fahrenheit / 52 Celsius!
  • Always carry plenty of water ... and drink it!  It does you no good in your canteen. One gallon minimum per person per day is recommended.
  • Wear sturdy footwear and a hat, and use sun protection.
  • Do not hike alone use the buddy system.
  • Tell someone of your trip plans.
  • Use maps. Detailed topographic maps of the entire Park are available at the Visitor Center.
  • Start out with a well-maintained vehicle. Carry extra water, shovel, tools, flares and blankets. Check the road condition board at the Visitor Center before you start out.
  • If your vehicle breaks down, stay with it!  It is much easier to find a vehicle than a wandering person.
  • Should you find yourself in trouble, do not panic. If you have followed the above precautions, help will soon be on the way.
  • Additional hiking tips - click here
 
 
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200 Palm Canyon Drive  Borrego Springs  CA  92004-5005
 Visitor Center: 760-767-4205  |  Park Headquarters: 760-767-5311