California Deserts Visitor Information

Imperial Valley and Colorado River

In the Imperial Valley, go boating, fishing, and bird-watching at the saltier-than-the-ocean Salton Sea. Or, gather rocks and fossils at the Imperial Sand Dunes. Along the eastern border, boat through the spectacular Topock Gorge or houseboat, water-ski, and fish on Lake Havasu. To add a historical perspective to your trip, head south to Blythe to contemplate the intaglios – centuries-old giant figures carved into the earth by Native Americans.

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Top Attractions in the Deserts Area

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Joshua Tree National Park
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs

Activities in the Deserts Area

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Located in Palm Springs, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is a not-for-profit organization that preserves, interprets, …
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California’s Colorful History

Explore California’s colorful historical past in this journey through the southwest. Trip Length: 2 days …
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Creatures Abound in Borrego Springs

Ricardo Breceda, artist/sculptor, has been creating his metal animal kingdom, since the release of the …
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Desert Museums

No Visit to a California destination would be complete without visiting one of the many …
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Enjoy a Sunset at Fonts Point

If you don’t mind a bit of sand and driving over 3 miles of wash …
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From Desert Wilderness to Ultimate Luxury

California’s deserts are a place of extremes – from incredibly rugged national parks to the …
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Discover Exciting Events in the Deserts Area

Camp-California is concerned about the health and safety of our campers and adventurers. While camping and outdoor activities do offer the ability to self-isolate, we are encouraging all California residents and travelers to shelter in place until further notice. We recognize that getting outdoors is what you do best, and we will be here to reacquaint you with nature once we're cleared for adventure again!

 

Most private parks are open with 14-day minimums. If you are a full-time RVer looking to shelter in place, a member of the traveling medical profession, or a utility worker looking for a park please call our office and we can connect you with an appropriate location.