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Bow Willow Campground Anza-Borrego Desert State Park California

Bow Willow Overview

Bow Willow Campground Vault Toilets

Bow Willow Campground has 16 first-come, first-serve campsites and is located in a remote, southern section of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. From Sweeny Pass Road, take Bow Willow road about 1.75 miles to the campground.  Bow Willow Road is dirt and generally in good shape.

Campsites can accommodate tents and small trailers/RVs (up to 24 feet). Each site also has a table, fire ring and grill. Amenities include vault toilets and trash collection. Water is not available. Cell service is poor (at best) at the campground.

Other developed campgrounds at the park include Borrego Palm Canyon and Tamarisk Grove. Mt. Palm Springs is near Bow Willow and offers primitive tent camping. Blair Valley is another option and offers at-large (free) camping.

Area Recreation & Activities

Hiking, wildflower viewing and stargazing are great at Bow Willow Campground. Other activities include picnicking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing.


First Come, First Served

  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service Poor
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Center
  • Trash Collection
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Bow Willow Road
Ocotillo, California 92259
760 767-4205
Best Campsites

2, 3, 9, 12

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:


Campsite Vehicle Size:

Up to 24 feet.


Year Round



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