Dos Palmas Oasis
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December 3rd, 2006 – by: cneoridium
This was actually a visit or work, I went out to map the vegetation of the oasis and surrounding marsh lands. I'd suggest visiting in the winter, in the summer the heat can be unbearable- one of the hottest spots in Southern California. Even in December it was over 90F.
The oasis is now a park, run by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). You can drive out to a parking lot and walk in. I don't believe you can camp there, because the area is so sensitive to disturbance, but a series of trails runs through the largest oasis, and it's easy to traverse the open desert landscape to access the rest.
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