Our mission: promote educational programs, fund infrastructure repairs, support volunteer programs, facilitate staffing, and sponsor special events for the parks listed above. Would you like to support our mission? Please visit our Support page and/or make a tax deductible donation using the Paypal button below.
As of June 5, 2021:
Reservations are available by phone for tours of Mitchell Caverns. To make a reservation, call on Mondays only between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. You must speak directly with park staff to make a reservation at 760-928-2586.
And Mitchell Caverns is hiring! Details available here: Hiring Now! Park Aides for Mitchell CavernsThe Poppy Reserve, Ripley Desert Woodland, and Saddleback Butte State Parks are open for day use. Saddleback campground is open. Saddleback Visitor Center reopened! It is open now 10 - 4 on weekends. Poppy Reserve Visitor Center is closed.Saddleback Butte State Park will need a new camp host with an approximate start date of June 1. This is a volunteer position. More information available on our NEWS page
As of April 20, the Poppy Reserve has received less than 2 inches of rain. We expect a very poor flower bloom this year. For more information please go to our Field Observationand/or Research Report from the Field pages. What does the Poppy Reserve look like right now? View theLIVE CAM.