Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Nature Preserve in Lancaster-Palmdale

The golden poppy is California's state flower and in this park it's given centerstage, especially from mid-March through April when the hills are practically aglow in the dainty flower and lupine, goldfields and lacy phacelia provide yellow and purple accents.

There are 8 miles of trails weaving through the park, which are a joy to explore any time of year. The reserve is 15 miles west of Hwy 14 near Lancaster.