Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA

Learn about camping and boondocking Anza Borrego Desert State Park in California

Scissors Crossing Parking Area

Scissors Crossing, Anza Borrego Desert State Park Anza Borrego Desert State Park is perhaps the only park within the California State Parks system to offer free boondocking up to 30 days in a 12 month period. Scissors Crossing happens to be located inside park boundaries, right on a convenient intersection of Highway 78 and County Road S2. It’s most commonly known as a parking lot for day hikers looking for an afternoon along Pacific Crest Trail. But it’s also open for camping and overnight parking. What makes Scissors Crossing advantageous is that it offers proximity to Julian, a popular tourist attraction, ... Read more

Can You Camp Anywhere in Anza Borrego Desert State Park?

Yes, for the most part you can camp anywhere in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, as long as your vehicle remains on established roads and trails, and pulls into previously used campsites and clearings. There actually are...