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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a recognized dark sky location in California for stargazing and astronomy activities.

It is designated by DarkSky International (IDS) as a Dark Sky Park, which is internationally recognized for preserving a dark sky experience.

Bortle

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is rated Bortle Class 2.

Type

As a U.S. state park, various camping options may be available, including frontcountry camping, dispersed camping (boondocking), and backcountry (backpacking/primitive) camping. Also, electric bicycles are allowed on all trails (motorized and non-motorized). A permit may be required.

OHV trails

Off-road vehicle trails and camping are also permitted for ATVs, dirt bikes and other OHVs (off-highway vehicles). A permit is required.

For more info, see their website. See also all dark sky places in CA.


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