Culp Valley

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Montezuma Valley Rd (Co. Hwy S22) Borrego Springs, CA 92004 760-767-5311 Official Website

GPS: 33.2232, -116.4558

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Overview of Culp Valley

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Pad Type dirt

Elevation 3,313 ft / 1,009 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Any decent mountain biking trails in this area?

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Reviews of Culp Valley 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Last reported 3/5/2015
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Winnebago View
11 reviews
“Beautiful and secluded!”

Reviewed 3/31/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

This campground gets 5 stars for beauty, 5 stars for few other campers, 2 stars for accessibility,

My husband, dog, and stayed here 1 night before we could access our campsite in the main park campground. The road into the Culp Valley campground was bumpy and rough. I would not attempt this during the rain or if I had a large rig or big trailer. However, our 25ft Winnebago View had no problems. There were several tent campers and a few class B rvs.

I did not check out the vault toilet. There is no water. There were a few scattered metal fire rings in the area. Several hiking trails are accessible from the campground. It was very windy at night but we had no trouble with our rv. We had occasional minimal cell coverage.

However, next we will camp here for a longer period of time. It's worth it. You can always go into the main campground or into Borrego Springs if you need other amenities.

slieth would stay here again

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A. Christensen
SD Chevrolet Express 2500
44 reviews

Reviewed 3/5/2015

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

Culp Valley is a beautiful bowl-shaped place in the mountains, at about 3,200 feet. The highway up from Borrego Springs (S22) is steep and twisty. Or, if you're coming from the west, Culp Valley is just down from the summit a mile or so. The unpaved track into Culp Valley is narrow and lumpy, with several washouts. Larger vehicles or ones with low ground clearance will not be happy. There are several wide spots, slots and such to camp in, not what you'd typically call campsites. Most are small and better suited for tent camping. None are level. There are no tables or fire rings. And fires must be within metal containers, like barbecue grills. There is no water. The vault toilet is clean.

Large rock formations shield most of Culp Valley from the light traffic noise on the highway. They also provide climbing opportunities, with fantastic views of the flatlands below, all the way to the Salton Sea. The elevation means it's cooler than the flats of Anzo-Borrego Desert. That can be great, depending on the time of year. I was there the first week of March, and it was very chilly at night.

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A. Christensen would stay here again

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