A smaller campground option for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park camping is at Tamarisk Grove campground. With 27 campsites, 11 of which are cabins, Tamarisk is a great place to call home during your stay in the desert. Many of the campsites fall under the shade of overhead trees, which can be ideal in the desert heat. The campsites have access to token-operated showers, restrooms, fire rings and a small store selling essentials such as potable water. The campground is surrounded by two paved roads, so an occasional passing car might interrupt an otherwise tranquil scene.
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Tent or cabins, we've done both and always enjoy this out of the way spot. Keeping the cabin closed in the daytime allows the walls to keep you cool as they retain the cool night temperature. Spring rains bring out gorgeous cactus flowers. Also be sure to see the wonderful metal sculptures in the area.
Tamarisk Grove Campground is about 20 minutes south of Borrego Springs. It sits next to the highway but there’s minimal traffic so it isn’t terribly loud. There are tent sites as well as primitive cabins. Each site has a fire ring and table. There are also flush toilets and paid showers. There is no potable water at this campground - be sure to bring your own. The cabins are simple structures with platforms for sleeping. There are no amenities in the cabins - no electric, no water, no mattress, no linens, etc.
The campground is across the street from both the Cactus Loop and Yaqui Well trail heads. We recommend the short Cactus Loop hike over the Yaqui Well hike. Go at sunset to catch the cholla cacti backlit by the sunset.