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Saddleback Butte State Park

170th Street East, Ave J, Lancaster, CA
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Just a quick update on my previous review, re: the little nature center / mini-museum which never... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Tujunga, CA
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Its like a small Joshua Tree. Very remote but nice drive. Not as impressive rock formations but... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Mark D
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“nature trail” (2 reviews)
“picnic area” (2 reviews)
170th Street East, Ave J, Lancaster, CA
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Just a quick update on my previous review, re: the little nature center / mini-museum which never seemed to be open when we came by. Well we finally got inside and chatted with the ranger, viewed the exhibits - artifacts, rocks, plant matter, etc. (See...More

Thank SoCalRambler
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Its like a small Joshua Tree. Very remote but nice drive. Not as impressive rock formations but plenty of Joshua trees. Camping ant handicap accesible trails.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a small area with a few picnic tables. The center building was closed. We Joshua trees were nice, but they were rather sparse. It was fun to drive through.

Thank CLC48
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our soccer team had a great afternoon/evening at the campgrounds. We didn't stay the night. We ate sm'ores over the campfire and watched a movie that was brought along and projected onto a white signboard at the campground. There was almost no one there while...More

Thank craftywriter
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Kids had a good time climbing all the rocks and walking the trail, small visitors center with a few bits of info for the area, fun for a short visit but not a whole lot to do for more then a few hours.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went to Saddleback Butte State Park in September. The state park was put in place to protect the butte, which is a granite mountaintop, and is 3,651 feet. We drove the short drive from Lancaster to the state park. It felt so far away,...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 26 April 2016

When my husband and I went, there was a bumpy dirt access road and fence blocking off the butte. We got horrible lost on the way back. If you go take a four wheel drive and a good map.

Thank JaniceSeagraves
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Seeing yellow (daisy like) flowers coming out of the sandy soil is amazing. NOT as many due to drought. But... what ever was there, was "a feast" for eyes.

Thank Calgarycaban
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The desert is always full of life and beauty. Small park with short trails, picnic tables and camping Incredible views. Dusty, desolate and full of life Nearby is the Indian Museum and sanctuary church (2 pines for movie buffs) Average and so glad it's here....More

1  Thank SanMo
Reviewed 18 February 2016

the state park is unmanned or at least that was the case when we went. they ask for a 6 dollar user parking/user fee and self registration for the over night campers. Its a nice quick hike with a pretty tame grade. the last five...More

1  Thank Cesar J
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