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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
+1 661-942-0662
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Lots of Poppies, Skip the Weekends

This place goes from empty to "closed to capacity" with cars lined up for miles waiting for cars to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
joe L
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lancaster, ca
The poppy preserve

Beautiful we were concerned about snakes but none seen this is the best time of the year to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gary C
via mobile
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More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (14 reviews)
“full bloom” (10 reviews)
“antelope valley” (27 reviews)
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15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
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+1 661-942-0662
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"parking lot"
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"full bloom"
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"antelope valley"
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"peak season"
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"wild flowers"
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"rolling hills"
in 4 reviews
"porta potties"
in 5 reviews
"few weeks"
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"the loop"
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"end of march"
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"late april"
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"long line of cars"
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"parking fee"
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"dress in layers"
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"take pictures"
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"visitor center"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place goes from empty to "closed to capacity" with cars lined up for miles waiting for cars to leave. Sometimes there are better photo spots of the poppies outside of the preserve, but walking the trails in the preserve is a great way to...More

3  Thank joe L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful we were concerned about snakes but none seen this is the best time of the year to enjoy miles & miles of bloom

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This just isn't the year for poppies, but we enjoyed the drive and being at this location nonetheless. We were in Lancaster and had been wanting to see the Reserve so decided to visit. It only took maybe 20 minutes from town. The reserve is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a safe place to run on my own when in Lancaster for my son’s Robotics tournament. Poppies were not in bloom, but it was beautiful nonetheless. Most visitors seemed to be staying close to the visitors center so I had the trails that...More

Thank Charlotte J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As of April 5th, we saw large clumps of bright gold flowers, with an occasional half-open poppy here and there, so it’s not poppy season quite yet. But this was a lovely place to walk around, with wide trails climbing up gentle slopes, and benches...More

Thank travelerfromsj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a warm cloudy day. We took a guided tour from the Reserve centre. The guide had a lot of historical, geographical and biological information to share. Though the poppies are yet to blossom , we loved the place. It was beautiful and serenic....More

Thank ExplorePassion
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the Poppys fault for getting a 2 but was Parks bad for charging $10 admission without even opening up for free an interpretative learning center..important environmental education should not be a commodity. On a good note did find beautiful poppies on the roadside OUTSIDE...More

Thank FLtrotter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was just there this morning( 03/27/2018). Absolutely no Poppies due to lack of rain this winter. Hopefully, next year will be a different story

6  Thank 427BeatleBob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The poppys were not in bloom quite yet but the trails were open and the scenery was beautiful. Come prepared, very very very windy and a bit cold. Hats will disappear so wear beenies and hoodies. Bring water to drink if your walking the trails....More

3  Thank RayPozo33
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We visit the Poppy Fields every Spring. On the years that we've had a lot of rain, the poppy's are abundant and everywhere. We enjoy taking a picnic lunch and our camera. The poppy's are beautiful! Well worth a drive to see them.

7  Thank 202shelleyr
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noraviernes2002
12 March 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
They are not in full bloom and I doubt they will be this year.
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B C
9 March 2018|
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Response from lwj | Reviewed this property |
Check out the latest photos and the Bloom Status section of the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve website. Usually the poppies are in full bloom during late April.... Lancaster has a poppy festival scheduled around that... More
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JoyNCH
28 January 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
The Poppy's are in full bloom during March and April. There may be some in Feb. You can call ahead and ask. Because of the terrible drought we had this year and last, we might not get full bloom, but instead a lot of wild... More
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