Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park
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Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park

10700 West Escondido Canyon Road
Agua Dulce, CA  91390
(661) 268-0840

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For reservations please contact the park.


Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset


March 12, 2017 - November 4, 2017: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
November 5, 2017 – March 10, 2018: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Interpretive Center Hours are Tuesday – Sunday 8:00am to 4:00 pm
Closed Mondays, except Holidays.


Vehicle Entrance Fees: N/A


Please Note: There is a water fountain available in the Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center during business hours only.    

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Vasquez Rocks, located in the high desert near Agua Dulce Springs, features 932 acres of spectacular rock formations, and a seasonal stream. The rocks’ history began in prehistoric times when the sandstone rocks were uplifted at a picturesque angle, showing their jagged red features. In 1874 Tiburcio Vasquez, one of California’s most notorious bandits, used these rocks to elude capture by law enforcement. His name has since been associated with this geologic feature. The park is a popular hiking, picnicking, and equestrian area and has been used in many hit movies, television shows and commercials.