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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
+1 661-942-0662
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Beautiful to see during the bloom only.

The Poppy Reserve is beautiful, but only during bloom. Don't bother going here in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth L
Marina del Rey, California
Beautiful Poppys

The Poppy Reserve looked like it was going to be beautiful. We were there for 15 minutes. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol C
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More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“full bloom” (10 reviews)
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15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
+1 661-942-0662
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Poppy Reserve is beautiful, but only during bloom. Don't bother going here in the winter. The area is stunning during bloom and you can park and walk though it. Do not walk off the path and do not pick the flowers. It can get...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Poppy Reserve looked like it was going to be beautiful. We were there for 15 minutes. The Poppys had not yet. bloomed.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we try to go every year. Roads are jammed if the poppies put on a show, so plan an early weekday visit

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2017 was a super-bloom - we were so happy and filled with joy at Nature's beauty. Brings back a host of childhood memories. Although the temptation is to frolic through the poppies, you are supposed to stick to the trails so the wildflowers don't get...More

Thank DestinationLancaster
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Beautiful views thru out the valley, perfect for pictures, when its breazy its perfect weather to fly a kite....Does not disappoint... Best time to go depends on how much rain the valley got in the winter, usually end of March early April, is perfect. You...More

Thank RaidersFam661
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Tip #1: I wouldn't bother with the expensive parking lot -- it's easy to walk in from the road, and there are usually better flower displays on the way, anyway. Tip#2: Don't go by the website's flower report or the phone recording, they tend to...More

Thank SoCalRambler
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Took friends with children. Great picture-taking area, but watch out for snakes. The museum/gift shop is fun.

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The poppy bloom is very dependent on how much rain the area gets in the winter. The bloom can also get killed off easily by very hot weather. Before you go, it's worth it to check the official website at the CA Dept of Parks...More

Thank Ernest K
Reviewed 2 July 2017

With the Great drought that we just escaped from out here in LA LA Land. I up and went to the Antelope Valley to sneak a peek at one of Natures wonders. I was not disappointed at all by what I saw. A sea of...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This year was a very good year for poppies.There are many trails to hike.You can park at the reserve or park on the road and walk up.

Thank Richard M
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Michelle K
22 July 2017|
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Response from Kim J | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry No. All gone. To Hot. April May. Kim.
mark j
3 April 2017|
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Response from Winnie S | Reviewed this property |
We arrived at 9:15 and the poppies were just opening up (it was cool and breezy). By around 9:45-10:00, the poppies were fully open and it was much warmer but still breezy. We left at 11:30 and the poppies were still fully... More