"Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve" Top 5 Page for this destination Lancaster by annk

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Home to the California Poppy - the State Flower

The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve is on 1,745 acres of land producing the best and most consistent blooms of poppies in the State of California. Blooms vary yearly due to weather conditions and precipitation. The season is short, usually from mid-March to May. Due to the tremendous amount of rain received in California this year, the blooms started in early March and the slopes are bursting with color. The area attracts many visitors and photographers and can be very crowded on weekends.

The state reserve is located 15 miles west of the city of Lancaster off Avenue I from highway 14.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The hiking trails, fields of bright orange poppies, visitor's center
  • Cons:Only blooms from March to May
  • Last visit to Lancaster: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 27, 2005
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  • srambus's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    There is a great showing of poppies at 70-th street west and Avenue L, from that spot on out to the west. Just amazing!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2006 at 8:33 AM

    Thanks for the most poppy VT page :-) Are they used to produce opium or a drug used in medicine to control pain or help people sleep? Divine herb of joy, or evil weed of daemons ?

  • kazander's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 6:38 AM

    How stupid of people to destroy the very thing they are there to visit! Your pics are gorgeous! what a lovely place. :)

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2005 at 5:06 PM

    For some reason or another this page recalls Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. Very colorful though. It's nice to be educated on plant life by a devotee.

  • mim95's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2005 at 7:30 AM

    wow...this is absolutely beautiful!!


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