Saddleback Butte State Park, Lancaster

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Saddleback Butte State Park is located in Lancaster. Take a look at our Lancaster itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Saddleback Butte State Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very good for a day trip and picnic Nothing unpleasant, plenty of parking maybe because it was November.  more »
  • Just a quick update on my previous review, re: the little nature center / mini-museum which never seemed to be open when we came by. Well we finally got inside and chatted with the ranger, viewed the....  more »
  • Love this desert park. There are about 10 shaded picnic sites near the welcome center, a short walking path, and a path that takes you to the top. The path to the top is primarily flat until you get to the base of the butte, then it is all uphill which I found to be mildly strenuous for a man in his 40's. It's not a long hike, it is just unrelenting uphill. There is a campground here as well, although I have never been to it. There are horse trails, but this is a small park so dont know if it is worth hauling a horse out here or not. This is a place to see amazing sunrises and sunsets!!!!
  • The park has a great view of the desert and many trails that wind though a grove of Joshua trees. It's got that 'off the beaten path' kind of vibe too. - There is also a small museum w/ a super friendly ranger at the park and entrance. - There's wheelchair accessible parking lot and bathrooms along with access to free water. - Overnight camping is offered for a $20 fee

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