Any van or RV trip to the Anza Borrego State Park isn’t complete without a stopover in Borrego Springs. The town has multiple resorts, hotels, spas, RV parks and is home to the Borrego Palms Campground. Borrego Springs is a great location to base yourself in a while exploring all the attractions of the park and surrounding areas.
Borrego Springs is an amazing location for any van lifer that craves being in the desert and exploring the Anza Borrego State Park. The town is full of outdoor recreation among the cacti and palm oases, crystal clear air, and stargazing nights.
Borrego Springs has a population was 3,429 and is made up of both seasonal and year-round residents. During the winter month, snowbirds flock to the town for its mild climate and desert vibe.
The main attraction of Borrego Springs is the Anza Borrego State Park which is located right outside the town. The park is located within the Colorado Desert of southern California and Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. As the largest state park in California, it offers a wide variety of adventures, including hiking, star gazing, off-roading, and camping.
One of the main places to congregate in Borrego Springs is Christmas Circle. Christmas Circle is a park located in the center of Borrego Springs that has a restroom, water fountain, and picnic tables. On Sunday, locate singers put on a concert. The circle is one block away from the downtown area, with a few galleries and restaurants to explore.
Galleta Meadows Estates
The main attraction outside of the park is the large free-standing metal sculptures of Galleta Meadows Estates. These 130 sculptures are located throughout the town but are easy to finds and admire. The sculptures include prehistoric animals such as mammoths, giant birds and saber-toothed cats and elephants, and everything in between. You can drive right up to the sculptures and take a picture in most cases.
Fonts Point is one of the most popular viewpoints in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It’s located 20 minutes east of Borrego Springs at the end of a 4-mile dirt road off of State Route 22. The dirt drive features beautiful wildflowers and sandy river bed crossings.
The most popular boondocking location in is Clear Lake. Clear Lake is a massive dry lake located about 25 minutes east of Borrego Springs accessed by Rockhouse Trail Road off State Route 22. There are multiple small boondocking campgrounds off State Route 22 in this area.