Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Lancaster

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The dry landscape comes alive with color and scent every spring with fields of poppies and other wildflowers. The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center is open during the wildflower season with wildlife and flower exhibits, a gallery of Jane’s wildflower paintings, and gift shop.

Year round, the park offers eight miles of walking trails through desert grassland habitat, and picnic tables with a serene view of the San Gabriel Mountains. The bloom intensity and duration varies yearly; call our Wildflower Hotline at (661) 724-1180 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627 for updates and current photos. Using our international travel planner, Lancaster attractions like Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If uou are anywhere withon a two hour dive you need to go. I have been to botanical gardens in the USA, Canada and Japan but no amount of human gardening can compare to the effortless and carefree...  more »
  • I’ve never been here despite living only 10 miles from this gorgeous location and it was really breathtaking! The vibrant colors are amazing and I will come each year now!  more »
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  • Very beautiful place. We spent an afternoon here. And saw so many poppy flowers. The hills were filled with orange poppies. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and we also took a long hike there and took many pictures and videos. Nicely maintained location. We were here on a weekday, avoid weekends if you want to skip the crowds. Active only in Spring when the poppies are in bloom.
  • Went today and it was very windy so we only stayed for an hour. It was cloudy and cool so the poppies were not fully open. I think the bloom is beginning to wane so if you want to see this bloom hurry over. Weekdays are better because less crowds. If you can go when temps are above 70 you will see the poppies while they're open. Check your weather app and head over ASAP!

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