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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve

150th Street West

Each spring, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve comes alive with the seasonal surprises of the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat. The duration and intensity of colors and scents vary from year to year. The wildflower season generally lasts from as early as mid-February through late May, with a variety of wildflowers creating a mosaic of color that changes daily.


joe lach

Thursday, April 19, 2018
This place goes from empty to "closed to capacity" with cars lined up for miles waiting for cars to leave. Sometimes there are better photo spots of the poppies outside of the preserve, but walking the trails in the preserve is a great way to get views of the poppies and the Antelope Valley from the top of some small Buttes. Worth going to, but skip the weekends if you can.

J Ye

Monday, April 16, 2018
This is a waste of time. No flowers to watch. No animals to encounter. The only thing I noticed is the solar energy farms, with so many solar panels installed. This is just a county level park. But what amazed me is still fairly many people drive hundreds of miles to see the wilderness, of grass and rocks and sands. The only thing you can do is walk cluelessly along the trails, and search for any flower that can enlighten you. Otherwise, it might be better just to stay at home.

Zeke Buf

Saturday, June 2, 2018
I probably went at the wrong time and the poppy flower field is probably amazing to look at, I don’t blame the place. When I went, I only see a hill covered with yellow grass. The the wind is so so so strong you have no idea. I am not blown away by the view but I might by the wind. It’s kinda funny to climb to the top of the hill, it’s like you are on top of the Mount Everest, it’s that windy!


Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Excellent place to bring families, friends, and lovers. Very educational. Comes and feels the gentle wind, and the sun over your face. Pack your lunch and enjoy the gigantic poppy fields. Let's your mind go free and leave all of the troubles behind. You also can assimilate the movie "The sound of music" on the back of your mind. Or event the movie "Born free" without the lions. It's a beautiful morning, Com on down!

Diane Castillo

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Our family went today 4/21/18 and was disappointed. When I was a kid I remember turning on the last band to the reserve and just seeing the hills covered in poppies and a sea of orange and gold. Last year was also a disappointment, no poppies. Maybe I'm going at the wrong time and if so when is a good time of year? Or maybe I just need to give up on my childhood memories of the beautiful hills.

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