Bright orange California poppies bloom at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, located in northern Los Angeles County, from late February through early May usually peaking in mid-April. Poppies are native to the Mojave Desert Grassland climate of the Antelope Valley and the Poppy Reserve does not plant, cultivate, or water the wildflowers.
The Poppy Reserve is only open during poppy season and is located near Lancaster - it took us about an hour and a half to drive there from Culver City with no traffic. More information about visiting the Reserve is available at the State Park website.
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