Saddleback Visitor Center

We are happy to report that the Saddleback Butte State Park Visitor Center is now open on Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm. Come and visit! Displays, photos and Junior Ranger activities are available. 

Visitor Center reopening was made possible by funds from the Support Saddleback Committee. Reopening began in November of 2016. 

Want to make a donation to the Support Saddleback Fund? Use the donate button below and to the right - thank you!

Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park

Do you or someone you know have a trailer and love camping in the desert? We are looking for volunteer camp host(s) to stay at Saddleback Butte State Park, near Lancaster at the western end of the Mojave Desert (an hour north of LA). 

 

The host campsite has full hookups, and duties include greeting visitors and campers, selling firewood, light grounds maintenance, light restroom cleaning, weekend visitor center staffing and cleaning as needed, and opening/closing gates.  It's a small campground in a quiet park, but spring may be busy if we have a good wildflower bloom. Daily work hours depend on park visitation (but generally about 5 hours a day), and days off are flexible. Camp hosts can also be trained to give interpretive programs if interested. A small town and the State Park Sector office are located only 4 miles away.

 

The 3-6 month position is currently available from now through December, and from April forward. This is not a paying position, but hosts are compensated with a free campsite and hookups. Camp hosts must provide their own trailer or RV, and pass a background check. More info about the park can be found at http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=618.  Email Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov for questions or to receive an application packet.



 


Support Saddleback Butte State Park
On 2012, the State of California  targeted Saddleback Butte State Park for closure. Upon hearing this news, a group of local citizen banded together to Save Saddleback Butte State Park. Over $46,000 was raised to keep the park open. The park is now "officially" saved but the committee continues its efforts as the Support Saddleback Committee. 
Since the committee was formed, campground sites have been enlarged to support larger RVs, the water system was repaired, and the visitor center has been enhanced with more improvements to come.

You can help the effort by giving your tax deductible donation to "Support Saddleback" through the non-profit Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association (PRMDIA)  P.O. Box 1408, Lancaster, CA 93584.

You can also donate to the Support Saddleback Fund via PAYPAL by clicking the DONATE button to the right


Junior Rangers at Saddleback!
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