Park Watch: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has a “Park Watch” program to help reduce theft, burglary, resource damage, and other crimes in the park. You are invited to participate and help in the safety and protection of Anza-Borrego DSP, your campsite, as well as other campsites, other areas & park visitors around you. If you see any of crimes or other crimes, please call the Anza-Borrego Desert Visitor Center at: 760-767-4205
To reduce theft and other crimes, State Park Peace Officers ask you to take the following steps:
-Secure valuables in your vehicle trunk when leaving your campsite.
-Introduce yourself to those camped around you and agree to help in watching each other’s campsite and personal belongings.
-Mark your belongings for easy identification.
-Report any suspicious Activities immediately.
By following these few, simple tips, you may be assuring yourself and your neighbors of a safe, fun, and relaxing stay at your California State Park.
General Park Regulations:
This list of regulations is intended to make your camping stay at Anza-Borrego DSP a more enjoyable experience. Anytime during your stay, if you need assistance, please contact park staff and they will help you out.
Check in Time is at 2:00 PM each day. (Sorry, No Exceptions)
-Camping fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer. Additional vehicles must register and pay additional fees (Currently $10.00 each vehicle.)
-Campers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian, or provide, upon arrival, a letter from a parent / legal guardian granting permission to camp. All juveniles must be in their own campsite at 10:00 PM.
-Quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Visitors not staying overnight must be out by 10:00 PM.
-Generators may be operated in the park between the hours of 10:00 Am and 8:00 PM.
-Campsites are limited to 8 people maximum and is designed for individual family use. Large groups may require a Special Event Permit.
-Campsites are limited to 2 vehicles. There is no parking for more vehicles. A trailer is counted as a vehicle.
-Animals must be on a leash less than 6 feet in length at all times, and may not be left unattended or outside at night.
-Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited beyond your campsite.
-All park plants and animals are protected. Do not cut, attach items, or harass any plants or animals.
-Along all park designated dirt roads, vehicles must be parked no more than one (1) car length off a given road where it will not disturb any natural features.
-Bicycles, mountain bikes, and skateboards must remain on all paved roads. All riders under the age of 18 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet.
-Illegal ground fires are prohibited. Campfires must be kept inside a camp stove or in a metal container provided the camper with a bottom and sides.
-All natural & cultural features are protected. Nothing may be removed or disturbed.
-The entire backcountry area of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is defined as a camping facility. Occupancy by the same persons, equipment, or vehicles of any camping facility within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is limited to a total of thirty (30) days in any calendar year.
-No person shall launch, land, or operate a powered unmanned aircraft or Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
-All roadways in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park-dirt, sandy wash, or paved are considered a road. The California Vehicle Code applies to all roadways in the park and all vehicles must be highway legal and must remain on all designated roadways. All Off-Road Vehicles are prohibited in the park.
-Firearms and fireworks are prohibited anywhere in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.