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About Saddleback Butte State Park
Campgrounds in Saddleback Butte
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the camping ground has a wooden canopy that protects you from the sun and the wind, however when we went the wind was about 40mph and canopy didn't help at all. Pretty windy indeed. This park has water and the main entrance campground does not allow campfires but if you head down the trail you'll see more camping spots that allows you to campfire.
History of Saddleback Butte State Park
Archaeological evidence reveals that this area has been used by various native groups for at least 10,000 years, when lakes covered large portions of Antelope Valley. These groups lived nearby until dramatic climate changes dried up the lakes, forcing the people to adapt their living patterns to desert conditions. Although natives lived in the area, no evidence exists of them dwelling within the park boundaries.
After the 1848 gold discovery, gold, silver and other minerals were mined in Antelope Valley. When the railroad came to the valley in 1876, new towns sprang up and led to widespread land speculation. Successive wet years produced new settlements based on livestock and agriculture, but a series of dry years caused many to lose their land and animals.
Following World War II, new irrigation technology allowed access to Antelope Valley’s groundwater supplies. Water-hungry crops such as alfalfa and onions now grow throughout
the valley, even during dry years. Since the end of World War II, defense and aerospace industries have dominated the region.