Fish Creek Campground - San Diego, CA - California - Fish Creek Campground
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Fish Creek Campground
GPS Coordinates: N 33° 01.414 W 116° 06.600
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Fish Creek Campground offers a few open campsites in the western part of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It is located in the Fish Creek region at an elevation of 300 feet. No fees.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California offering five-hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas, and countless miles of hiking trails. Visitors may see roadrunners, golden eagles, kit foxes, mule deer and bighorn sheep as well as iguanas, chuckwallas, and the red diamond rattlesnake.
Note: open camping is allowed anywhere throughout Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Facilities: Fish Creek Campground has no facilities available on the premises.

Best Time To Visit: Fish Creek Campground is open year-round; however, summer heat makes this desert park a dangerous place to hike and camp for the unprepared. Temperatures can reach 110 to 120 degrees. First aid for heat exhaustion and heat stroke are common during the summer months.

Campsites must be paid for in advance. To hold a campsite, it must be reserved or occupied. Checkout time is 12:00 noon. Camping limit in any one campground is 30 days per calendar year.

Fees: At most California State Parks, day use fees are charged for parking only. There is no charge to walk or bike into these parks. Most historical parks and museums charge a day use fee per person.

Accessibility: Unknown

Rules: Disturbance or destruction of natural scenery, plants and animals resources is strictly forbidden. Loaded firearms and hunting are not permitted. Park quite hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. All vehicle travel must be confined to designated roads or areas. Please clean up after yourself so that others may enjoy the beauty of these parks.

Fires are permitted only in facilities provided for this purpose. Gathering of down wood is prohibited. Portable stoves may be used in designated areas. All fireworks are prohibited.
Animals may not be turned loose in park units. All animals, other than grazing animals, must be under immediate physical control. Dogs must be on a tended leash no more than 6 feet or confined in an enclosed vehicle, tent or pen. Dogs, other than those that assist the permanently disabled, are prohibited on trails, beaches, and wherever posted.

Directions: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is located east of San Diego on Highway 79, five miles north of Interstate 8. It is about a two-hour drive from San Diego, Riverside, and Palm Springs.

To reach the Visitor Center, travel west on Palm Canyon Dr. from Christmas Circle in the town of Borrego Springs. Drive about 3 miles and follow the signs to the Visitor Center.

Map: Click here for a map to Fish Creek Campground

Reservations: Fish Creek Campground does not accept reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, California 92004
General: (760) 767-4037
(760) 767-5311
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