California

Parks & Preserves

Here is a list of some of the national parks, state parks, preserves and wilderness areas found within the state.

Afton Canyon Preserve, administered by the Bureau of Land Management, is...

Carrizo Gorge Wilderness is located between McCain Valley BLM, the Jacumba...

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a varied and beautiful geological...

Castle Mountains National Monument, administered by the National Park...

The 45,000 acre Big Maria Mountains Wilderness can be found north of Blythe...

Situated just west of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and northwest of...

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in California is not to be missed on your way up...

Weighing in at almost 100,000 acres, the Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness is...

The Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness lies in the East Mojave Desert of...

Located just south of the massive Mojave National Preserve, and now part of...

The Bighorn Mountain Wilderness is on the eastern flank of the San...

The 20,000 acre Coachella Valley Preserve is located very close to the major...

The 20,000 acre Black Mountain Wilderness can be found northwest of Barstow...

The Coso Range Wilderness is situated between Sequoia National park to the...

The Bristol Mountains Wilderness is a 71,000 acre remote wilderness area...

Darwin Falls Wilderness area is a relatively small 8,000 acres on the...

At almost 20,000 acres, the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness is a small protected area...

Death Valley National Park is a land of extremes for people as well as...

Associated Plants

Below is a list of desert plants that are known to occur in the state. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.

Acton Encelia
Encelia actoni
Acton Encelia wildflower in the desert
Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua
Apricot Mallow wildflower in the desert
Amsonia
Amsonia tomentosa
Amsonia wildflower in the desert
Arizona Lupine
Lupinus arizonicus
Arizona Lupine wildflower in the desert
Anderson's Desert Thorn
Lycium andersonii
Anderson's Desert Thorn plant in the desert
Arrow Weed
Pluchea sericea
Arrow Weed plant in the desert
Annual Burweed
Ambrosia acanthicarpa
Annual Bursage in the desert
Arroyo Willow
Salix lasiolepis
Arroyo Willow tree in the desert
Antelope Bitterbrush
Purshia tridentata
Antelope Bitterbrush shrub in the desert
Baby Blue Eyes
Nemophila menziesii
Baby Blue Eyes wildflower in the desert
Apache Plume
Fallugia paradoxa
Apache Plume wildflower in the desert
Bajada Lupine
Lupinus concinnus
Bajada Lupine wildflower in the desert