Lilac Festival 2023 in Julian

There’s more to springtime floral news than desert wildflowers. It’s Lilac time in Julian, and just in time for Easter. Visit the Fort Cross Lilac Festival for beautifully fragrant fresh-cut lilac bouquets, a tour of the lilac orchards, and the amazing Lilac Maze. Reserve your stay at The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf … Continued

Lyrids Meteor Show

Night after night, the sky puts on an endlessly fascinating show. The dark sky over the Anza Borrego Desert is the perfect stage to see the moon, the stars, and the comets whirling in their age-old dance across the heavens. Evenings in April are no exception. Make plans to be here for the Lyrids Meteor Shower, … Continued

A Superbloom in 2023?

What is a Superbloom? Superblooms are rare events and require the exact combination of rain and sunshine. The last one took place in 2019 after an unusually wet winter. Now, heavy rain storms affecting the coastal regions of California have sent some of that precipitation to the Anza Borrego Desert prompting speculation of another superbloom. … Continued

Who Will Save the Wolf?

Public Support to Save the Wolf Finally, nearly 50 years later, public support paid off. The environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s led to protections for wolves under the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. There are still six species of wolves in North America, many of them endangered. The Mexican gray wolf, commonly … Continued

Get Into the Julian Jail – Free!

If you’ve ever played Monopoly, you know it’s important to get a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card and hang onto it. In nearby Julian, you can INTO jail free. Take a little side trip to historic Julian for sight-seeing, shopping, and to see the jail. Once a flourishing gold-mining town, Julian was the scene … Continued

Star Parties Are Back!

The long national health emergency seems to be over, temperate weather has returned to Borrego Springs, and we are still blanketed by the only International Dark Sky in California. Conditions are just perfect for the return of the Star Parties. There is a different theme for every one of the Star Parties. You’ll discover something … Continued

Explore National Parks Free

There are more than 400 national parks scattered around the United States and most do not have entrance fees, but for the 100 or so that do have fees to enter, the National Park Service offers five free entrance days in 2023 so everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy these national treasures. Nearby National … Continued

Christmas Comes Early with a Wildflower Bloom in the Desert

Where to See the Wildflower Bloom Splashes of purple, white, and yellow stand out against the red rocks and earth tones of the desert. Look for purple Sand Verbena, white Evening Primrose, and yellow Desert Sunflowers where Di Giorgio Road meets Henderson Canyon Road. Or hop in the car and go further to Peg Leg … Continued

Native American Massage and You

Long before European settlers reached this continent, Native Americans practiced many kinds of bodywork, including the application of hot and cold stones to penetrate muscles in order to reduce pain and inflammation. At The Springs at Borrego, we call this ‘Hot Stone Massage’ and 90 minute sessions are available in our Wellness Center. You’ll find … Continued

Julian Hard Cider and Thanksgiving Potluck

Share and Share Alike Thursday, November 24 at 3:00pm is the date. We’re making plenty of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy for everybody. You bring a side dish, salad, or dessert and your favorite beverage to share with the other campers at the Thanksgiving Potluck dinner. Can’t decide what to bring? Here’s an idea… … Continued

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