The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is now open for day use (visitor center is closed). Please read information about safety measures before visiting: California State Park Advisory.
As of March 1, 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 ourField Observationand/or Research pages. What does the Poppy Reserve look like right now? View theLIVE CAM.
5. Take the cell phone tour from the comfort of your computers: Cell Phone Tour
6. Have some POPPY FUN! Download the poppy coloring page, includes poppy facts too. Links are below on the left along with other information about plants, animals and history.
7. View a video about the Poppy Reserve (link below)
8. And you can Volunteer!
Make a tax deductible donation by visiting our Support page or by using the link below:
The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve was established to protect outstanding displays of native wildflowers, particularly the California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica, the state flower. The 1800 acre State Reserve, nestled in the Antelope Buttes 15 miles west of Lancaster, California, is located on California’s most consistent poppy-bearing land. Other wildflowers including owl’s clover, lupine, goldfields, cream cups, and coreopsis, share the desert grassland to produce a mosaic of color and fragrance each spring. As nature is of course unpredictable, the intensity and duration of the wildflower bloom varies yearly. Seven miles of trails, including a paved section for wheelchair access, wind gently through the wildflower fields.
Photos below are not current, they are from 2020:
Poppy Reserve, April 2020 Photo courtesy of Lynn DuPratt
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