Big Rock Creek Wash Wildlife Sanctuary
Joshua Trees
 Dune Primrose and Sand Verbena
Park Sign
Big Rock Wash 2 looking at Alpine Butte
Big Rock Creek water flowing

Big Rock Wash Wildlife Sanctuary

11550 East Avenue O
(Between 115 and 120 Street, East)
(661) 944-6881
 

(661) 944-2743
 

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Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset


 

Vehicle Entrance Fee: N/A

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Big Rock Wash Wildlife Sanctuary has 37 different species of annual wildflowers including Indian Rice Grass, Desert Calico, Checker Fiddleneck and abundant displays of Dune Primrose.  Following a monsoonal thunderstorm in the late summer months, the wash can be full of water turning the sanctuary into an oasis, a respite from the summer heat.  This virtually undisturbed area is comprised of a desert-wash community including creosote bush scrub and Joshua tree woodland and is one of the most diverse of the Antelope Valley sanctuaries in terms of plant life.