California Poppy Reserve

poppiesMojave Desert – Antelope Valley Poppies

Poppy stompers unite – out in the AV

ca poppy reserve

Interstate 5 to Hwy 138 East, follow signs from the highway near 170th street; or – Hwy.14 N to Lancaster, exit Ave. I & drive west 15 miles, veer right at end,
then left on Lancaster Road

  • visitor center
  • picnic areas
  • 8 miles of trails

661 724-1180

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

BLOOM: mid March thru April

This can be a crowded little park on the weekends, with tour buses, traffic jams & the minivans. Best take our advice & visit early morning on Saturday or Sunday — or better, during mid week. Another suitable option is to head for the nearby hills off Hwy 138 & 140th Street. Pay attention to private property signs & if you plan to drive on the dirt roads in your passenger car, then know that these are not graded (unmaintained) back roads. 4×4 is not required; watch for dips & gullies. These golden poppies are popping all around this area in Spring & it can be quite windy. California poppies are not specific only to the park boundaries, so go explore.

Poppy Preserve

Common Wildflowers

see also nearby Gorman Poppies in the Tejon Pass