Description - Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area is adjacent to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Ocotillo Wells has over 42,000 acres of desert terrain, from below sea level to 400 foot elevations.
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Overlooking Ocotillo Wells SVRA
- Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area is adjacent to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Ocotillo Wells has over 42,000 acres of desert terrain, from below sea level to 400 foot elevations.
Recreation - The wash-and-ridge terrain includes a butte with dunes and a sand bowl, a blow-sand dune, springs and a camp on a former homestead site. The park has pay showers, picnic tables, shade ramadas, fire rings and a dump station available. No water. It is a motorcycle, four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle, and dune buggy use area.
Climate - Days in south-central California are typically clear with less than 25% humidity.
Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high/low of 85 and 50 degrees F respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60 degrees F, and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are hot, over 100 degrees F during the day and not cooling much below 75 degrees F until the early hours of the morning. No Water Available. Bring plenty of drinking water.
The area is located in east San Diego County and in West Imperial County; access is via Highway 78, approximately 35 miles east of Julian or approximately 20 miles west of Highway 86.