Shooting Wildflowers At Anza-Borrego Desert Page 2

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Other Photo Hot Spots
· Seventeen Palm Oasis
· Salton Sea
· Palm Canyon

Where To Stay
In the town of Borrego Springs, located in the heart of the Anza-Borrego Desert, it's possible to find lodging ranging from luxurious resorts to more-simple abodes. You can also camp in Anza-Borrego Park. I've offered just a few options here. For more lodging info, call the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce at 800/559-5524.

La Casa del Zorro Desert Resort Hotel
800/824-1884 or 760/767-5323, www.lacasadelzorro.com
This four-diamond destination resort offers rooms, suites, and casitas in a quiet, lush location that stands out like an oasis from the surrounding desert. Three pools, spas, tennis courts (with an on-staff pro), a luxurious restaurant and lounge, and banquet facilities are available.

Borrego Valley Inn
800/333-5810, www.borregovalleyinn.com
There are 14 southwestern-style rooms, two heated pools and spas at this charming oasis. Afternoon snacks and beverages, cookies at bedtime, and breakfast are served daily.

Hacienda del Sol
760/767-5442, www.haciendadelsol-borrego.com
Located in the heart of Borrego Springs, this moderately priced motel offers a heated pool, kitchenettes, and some separate cottages.

Camping
There are two developed campgrounds in Anza-Borrego, at Borrego Palm Canyon and Tamarisk Grove. You can make reservations for each by calling Reserve America at 800/444-7275, www.reserveamerica.com. There's also a small campground at Bow Willow. For those who want to camp with horses, an equestrian camp is located at the entrance to Coyote Canyon.

Changeable Weather
Seasonal temperatures can be extreme. Desert winters are cool and summer temperatures can reach 125°. May is usually very warm (80--90°), and layered clothing is always advised. Wear sturdy footwear, especially if you plan to hike to your photo destination. Wear a hat and use sun protection. Carry plenty of water in your vehicle and while hiking--one gallon minimum per person per day is recommended.

Phone Numbers
Anza-Borrego State Park Headquarters: 760/767-5311
Visitor Center Program Information: 760/767-4205
Wildflower Hotline: 760/767-4684

More Online
These sites will give you detailed information on the Anza-Borrego area:
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park:
www.anzaborrego.statepark.org

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce:
www.borregosprings.org

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