Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve


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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve


Location:15 miles west of Lancaster on Avenue I.
Facilities:Picnic areas, hiking and nature trails (8 miles), restrooms, visitor center, exhibits (é).
Activities:Hiking, wildflower photography, guided tours, interpretive program (seasonal).
Special Features:After winter and spring rains, this high-desert reserve is transformed into fields of golden poppies and other wildflowers. The wildflower season generally lasts from mid-March through mid-May, but the park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Visitors should be prepared for very high winds and should be aware of the high numbers of Mojave Green rattlesnakes in this area.
Address:c/o Inland Empire District Office
17801 Lake Perris Dr
Perris, CA 92571

Phone:661-724-1180
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=627
Size: 1,781 acres.

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One of the most striking flowery sites, shown in the book, is a fabulous display of Californian Poppies, a river of red petals gushing across the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
Still, Steve Edwards considers the area around the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve a classic valley wildflower display, not only because it is a botanical melting pot, with wildflowers from the San Joaquin Valley and coastal hills mingling with those of the desert, but also because "it's so incredible you just can't ignore it."
From I-5 north of Los Angeles, take State 14 to Lancaster, then go west on Avenue I (which becomes Lancaster Road) to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.

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