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Bringing Your Dog to Anza Borrego Desert State Park: Tips and Safety Considerations

Anza Borrego Desert State Park in California is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and their dogs. The park offers a variety of activities for both people and their pets, including hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. However, it is important to follow certain safety considerations when bringing your dog to the park.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience at Anza Borrego Desert State Park, visitors are encouraged to follow certain guidelines. These include respecting the park’s natural and cultural resources, following Leave No Trace practices, staying on designated trails, and being prepared for your visit. Visitors should also be aware of potentially dangerous wildlife, such as rattlesnakes and coyotes, and take appropriate precautions.

Here are some tips for bringing your dog to Anza Borrego Desert State Park:

  • Bring enough water: It is important to bring enough water for both yourself and your dog to stay hydrated in the desert environment. Water is essential for maintaining your dog’s health and preventing dehydration.
  • Avoid cacti and other hazards: The park is home to a variety of cacti and other hazards that can cause injury to your dog. It is important to keep your dog on a leash and avoid areas with cacti or other hazards to prevent injuries.
  • Be aware of potentially dangerous animals: Anza Borrego Desert State Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including coyotes, rattlesnakes, and bobcats. These animals can pose a threat to your dog, so it

The following is a list of designated dirt roads dogs are allowed on:

Coyote Canyon Rd

Bypass Rd

Collins Valley Rd

Turkey Track Grade

Font’s Point Wash Rd

Inspiration Wash Rd

Thimble Trail Rd

Short Wash Rd

Ella Wash Rd

Hills of the Moon Wash Rd

Palo Verde Wash Rd

Arroyo Salado Rd

Coachwhip Canyon Rd

Palm Wash Rd

Truckhaven Trail Rd

Rockhouse Canyon Rd

Butler Canyon Rd

Culp Valley Campground

Old Culp Valley Rd

Jasper Trail Rd

Grapevine Canyon Rd

Yaqui Well Rd

Plum Canyon Rd

Lizard Wash Rd

Pinyon Wash Rd

Nolina Wash Rd

Quartz Vein Rd

Nude Wash Rd

Mine Wash Rd

Blair Valley Rd

Pinyon Mountain Rd

Oriflamme Canyon Rd

Rodriquez Canyon Rd

Buttes Pass Rd

San Felipe Wash Rd

Goat Trail Rd

Old Kane Springs Rd

Elephant Tree Trail Rd

Fish Creek Rd

Split Mountain Rd

Lycium Wash Rd

Oyster Shell Wash Rd

North Fork Fish Creek Rd

Sandstone Canyon Rd

Olla Wash Rd

Borrego Mountain Wash Rd

Borrego Sink Wash Rd

Arroyo Tapiado Rd

Arroyo Seco del Diablo Rd

Vallecito Wash Rd

Bow Willow Camp Rd

Mountain Palm Springs Rd

Indian Gorge Rd

North Indian Valley Rd

South Indian Valley Rd

Carrizo Canyon Rd

Bow Willow Wash Rd

South Carrizo Creek Rd

Canyon Sin Nombre Rd

Mortero Wash Rd

North Mortero Wash Rd

Jojoba Wash Rd

Dogs are allowed on the following trail:

Visitor Center/Campground Trail

Dogs are allowed in the following campgrounds:

Borrego Palm Canyon Campground

Tamarisk Grove Campground

Vern Whitaker Horse Camp (must have a horse to camp)

Bow Willow Campground

Culp Valley Camp

Sheep Canyon Camp

Arroyo Salado Camp

Yaqui Pass Camp

Yaqui Well Camp

Fish Creek Camp

Blair Valley Camp

Mt. Palm Springs Camp

For more information about Anza Borrego Desert State Park and how to visit responsibly, visit the California State Parks website at https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29292.