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 per the California Vehicle Code 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.