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Address: Borrego Springs, CA
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Waterwell located in the Anza Borrego State Park. Site of the mysterious...

Waterwell located in the Anza Borrego State Park. Site of the mysterious Ghost Dancers.

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The Old Favourites are still the best

The well is largely dried up now but there is obviously a lot of underground water judging by the abundant vegetation surrounding the place. Both the flora and fauna are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
Rockhopper104
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Hungerford
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Hungerford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The well is largely dried up now but there is obviously a lot of underground water judging by the abundant vegetation surrounding the place. Both the flora and fauna are excellent - even in June when we visited

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

My husband and I went on this hike on a cool morning. Although the trail is a little hard to follow in some places toward the top of the hill and I believe the length of the hike is longer than the local maps indicate, we enjoyed it and were able to find quite a few cactus in bloom.

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Leucadia, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

There is no water in the well, and even much of the nearby mesquite has been dying off due to the over exploitation of the natural water table in the Borrego Valley. It has been years since we've seen water here. There is still beauty in this location, but it's decline is saddening for those of us who remember when... More 

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Millersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Saw several hummingbirds and the birds were attracted to the mistletoe that was growing. Not a difficult hike.

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Orillia, Canada
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302 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Drive here is pleasant and nice area to see, beautiful scenery. The different seasons have different vantage points.

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Long Beach, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

First time I found this campground, was in the early 80s as a teenager. It's a very convenient little campground, with all the amenities you might want. It's close enough to beret go springs to drive in and get a nice dinner. Stop at the red Ocotillo at the circle for dinner. There are couple of nice hikes very close... More 

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cerritos
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

This is an easy (bit rocky) 1.5 mile round trip hike starting from Tamarisk Grove Camp ground. Can be bit difficult for beginners and kids. Park on the road side, pick up a brochure with 14 points of interest on the way to make the hike interesting. This is very informational and can make the hike fun I guess? Actually,... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

Yaqui Well is a good birding stop. You can usually pull over along the road without the rangers stopping you. In winter, there is an excellent chance of seeing bighorns across from the campground.

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

A relatively easy walk on a well marked trail. Pick up a brochure at the start to learn about the various plants

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

The campground is just across the road from Yaqui Well. It is a beautiful campground and close to lots of great off road trails. Now that it is Fall/Winter, the desert is a great place to visit.

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