A Breathtaking Night Sky in California's Secret Desert™!
It’s all part of the desert experience. Warm days poolside with palm trees. Then burning sunsets, bursting stars, and dark skies like you could only imagine.
When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? Have you ever seen it? Here at The Springs it’s a common sight!
Now equipped with our own Astronomy Park, The Springs offers guests both the opportunity to view the night sky with their own telescopes or to take part in one of our special scheduled star parties.
Star parties feature dinner and drinks followed by presentations and guided stargazing. Noted astronomers, such as Dennis Mammana, John Mosley and Mack Wesner, guide visitors through the wonders of the night sky using the 11-inch telescope permanently installed at our Astronomy Park.
Check the online activities calendar for dates and times of stargazing events.
The Springs at Borrego RV Resort is a haven within a haven for stargazing. A designated Dark Sky Community, Borrego Springs protects the night sky—a valuable natural resource—from light pollution, so that everyone living and visiting here can enjoy the glittering stars, moon, and Milky Way.
Borrego Springs is one of eight International Dark Sky Communities, but still the first and only in California! Additionally, USA Today ranked Anza-Borrego Desert in the top 10 stargazing locations in America!
In 2011, KCET designated Borrego Springs as one of The 7 Best SoCal Locations for Desert Night Sky Viewing. In 2012, USA Today named the town as one of Ten Great Places to Stargaze in the U.S., and in 2013, KCET ranked it first in its Seven Best Places to Stargaze in San Diego County. In 2014, The Active Times dubbed Borrego one of the Top Spots for Stargazing Out West, and Afar magazine listed it among the the world's Epic Stargazing Destinations.
Imagine viewing the night sky in comfort, wearing nothing but shorts and a tee shirt! For most of the year at The Springs, this would indeed be the case.
Join us for one (or all!) of our exciting series of star parties with renowned astronomer and sky photographer Dennis Mammana. Each party includes a light dinner and beverages, slide show and star talk with Dennis, and (weather permitting) telescope viewing at our Astronomy Park.