BPC for Free


The March and April free weekends are now sold out. You can still visit the Park on these dates but there are no more free passes. The day-use fee for Borrego Palm Canyon is $10/vehicle. All other areas of the Park are FREE every day, all year long. We hope you’ll still come for a visit this year!

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New park visitors are invited to bring their friends and family to explore Borrego Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park's most popular hiking trail. Anza-Borrego Foundation is sponsoring free day-use admission to this area one weekend per month from October 2016 to March 2017. Only one ticket is needed per vehicle. Once you have selected your weekend and registered, simply show your printed ticket (or image on your phone) to the staff at the Borrego Palm Canyon entry kiosk, and you're in!  

Step 1. Complete the Form
Click the button on the right to get your pass

Step 2. Select Your Weekend
Submit the form, then you will be redirected to select your preferred weekend

Step 3. Register & Receive Ticket
Enter your name and email address, then download or print your ticket from the email confirmation

Step 4. Visit the Park!
Show your ticket at the entry kiosk for free admission to Borrego Palm Canyon

BPC for Free Schedule:

  • October 22-23, 2016

  • November 19-20, 2016

  • December 17-18, 2016

  • January 21-22, 2017

  • February 11-12, 2017

  • SOLD OUT - March 25-26, 2017 

  • SOLD OUT - April 1-2, 2017

Use your ticket on either Saturday or Sunday of the designated weekend for free entry into Borrego Palm Canyon. Borrego Palm Canyon offers a 3-mile roundtrip hike to a native palm grove and seasonal stream. 100 free passes are available for each weekend.

Have a wonderful time exploring California's largest state park! Please call 760-767-0446 ext. 1004 with any questions about our Free Park Admission Days.

Huge thanks to California State Parks Foundation for their support of this program!