Thursday, April 11, 2019

Prime Desert Woodland Preserve

    Joshua trees, junipers, cottonwoods, creosote bushes, and desert shrubs provide food and nesting spots for birds and animals in this little park surrounded by suburban development. The ones we saw were all common types such as hares, cottontails, quails. and mocking birds but it was still fun to see so much wildlife in one small area.

   About two miles of trails with interpretive signs circle through the preserve. Stop at the Interpretive Center (opened Sat, Sun, and Weds) and get a map.
  The Interpretive Center is accessible with a paved walkway to the door. The rest of the trails are hard packed sandy soil and are very accessible. All of the little washes and dips are spanned by bridges which met the paths evenly and flush.
   Small RVs will fit in the parking lot if backed up over the ground. Larger RVs can be parked on the neighborhood street near the reserve entrance.  Preserve  34.6677, -118.19384


  1. I don't think I've ever been in Lancaster ... always too far away from Orange County (and definitely way far from NorCal!), but it looks like a nice place to visit, though not in summer!

    1. Lancaster is not exactly a tourist mecca but we really enjoyed our visit.