Blair Valley

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Great Southern Overland Stage Route
Julian, CA 92036
760-767-5311
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GPS: 33.0377, -116.4096

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 2548 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

8 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
1bars
T-Mobile 3G
Weboost
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
“Great free place!”

Reviewed Oct 11, 2018

Overall Rating

One bathroom out by the road but...hey...at least theres one. I didn't use it so I dont know how clean it is. The road getting to the sites is loose and sandy but manageable. Perfect for dual sport tent camping (which is what I'm doing) Cell service is weak but there. I got between 1 and 3 bars(mostly 1)of 4G for Verizon. Nice twisties... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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glasgows_onthego

28 Ford Four Winds Five Thousand
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
96 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

glasgows_onthego would stay here again

“Easy access and good cell signal for Anza Borrega area”

Reviewed Mar 19, 2018

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We stayed here for 2 days while we checked out this area of the park. Access is easy enough, some loose sand and washboard road but nothing we couldn't handle while towing our car. It is a fairly busy area with lots of people coming and going thru out the day. There are lots of areas to set up camp along the left side of the road for a... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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charlenestraw

22 Mercedes Sprinter
28 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

charlenestraw would stay here again

“Beautiful Desert Mountain View’s ”

Reviewed Mar 19, 2018

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I absolutely loved staying at this park. It’s so quiet and the mountains surrounding you are stunning. We stayed for 2 nights and never had any neighbors. It seems like everyone either parks at the front near the bathrooms are in the back. We stopped in the middle right next to a lovely little trail that lead you up to the top of the s... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Kurts Family Travels

31 Thor ACE 30.3
2013 Jeep Wrangler JKU
35 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1

Kurts Family Travels would stay here again

“I only wish we could have stayed longer”

Reviewed Feb 11, 2018

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We arrived with intentions of staying all week and doing some boondocking. Unfortunately there was rain in the forecast and we decided to move to a campground rather than take a chance with mud. It may have been totally fine but we were nervous nellies. :) We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and there was an abundance of people. Even... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Life Among Pines
Sioux Falls, SD
36 Fleetwood Bounder
1992 Jeep Cherokee Briarwood
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Life Among Pines would stay here again

“Scenic boondocking location with access to San Diego and fun”

Reviewed Oct 31, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed at Blair Valley February 22nd - March 4th, 2017 on the recommendation of our friends who had recently stayed themselves. It worked out perfectly for us, as we were also looking for a place to stay for a visit to San Diego. (Blair Valley is about two hours from San Diego) The area is BLM managed and includes restrooms towar... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G

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Jack&Elizabeth

38 DRV & Ford F450 4X4 Dually 38 RSSB3 with 4 slides and 1k Solar
2011 Toyota Rav4
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 7of9

Jack&Elizabeth would stay here again

“Peaceful boondocking”

Reviewed Sep 23, 2016

Overall Rating

Easy to find. When coming from the north take the first entrance and do not follow the directions from Apple maps. There are several nice spots near the front for big rigs where the road is smooth. We traveled a bit farther and found a spot nestled among the rocks. There is a very nice view of the mountains to the west and granite hi... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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chrisezmoney
Westminster, CA
33 Coachmen Pursuit
2011 Toyota Corolla
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

chrisezmoney would stay here again

“Very peaceful....”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2016

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Stayed here for the weekend with my family. Really enjoyed it! We found it to be very relaxing to get away from the city. Wish we could stay longer so much to explore at Anza Borrego... We will return!

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
T-Mobile 3G

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
272 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Date stayed: 3/31/13
Days stayed: 12
“Rutted Road”

Reviewed Apr 16, 2013

Overall Rating

There is boondocking close to the entrance of Blair Valley, however, it can get crowded on the weekends and isn't especially scenic. I also think cell service isn't as good at the entrance. We camped much farther down the dirt road at Blair Valley. My biggest complaint is the road itself. We had a heck of a time maneuvering our 2... more

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Location
Scenery
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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Blair Valley Boondocking - Aluminarium

On Sunday we left Slab City and went back to Anza Borrego State Park, but this time to higher ground. The past few weeks in the desert have been pretty hot so this week (and maybe next) we’ll...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Pets:
  • pets

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