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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® Interpretive Activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Events meet at the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. Be aware that there is a $10 Day Use Fee at the Visitor Center.


9:00 a.m. Hike – Mountain Palm Springs       5 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalists Paul Larson and Mary Ekelund for a moderate to strenuous 5-mile loop hike through several palm groves and Torote Bowl at the southern end of the Park.  Bring water, lunch, binoculars, hat, sunscreen and sturdy footwear.  Meet at the entrance to Mountain Palm Springs on Highway S-2 at mile post 47.1.

6:45 p.m. Talk  - Moon Features Come Alive       1 Hour
Have you wondered what the “Man in the Moon” really is? Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for this interactive program to discern the features of the Moon and see a demonstration of the Moon phases.  Meet in the Visitor Center Discovery Lab.

7:45 p.m. Talk  – The Moon Rises                       1 Hour
Watch the sky during the hour of the Moon’s rising. Bring out your lawn chair, binoculars and a red-filtered flashlight and meet on the Visitor Center Roof, the “Bridge”, for star and moon gazing. Dress warmly for welcoming this month’s moon.