Photo of 17 Palms Oasis

17 Palms Oasis is located in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, several miles down the lunar-looking Arroyo Salado wash. The drive along Arroyo Salado is fun and relatively simple, although a four-wheel drive car is recommended. Seventeen Palms Oasis, consisting of (not surprisingly) 17 palms, appears out of nowhere as you drive down the wash and is a curious finding in the middle of such a barren landscape. It exists because of a shallow, subsurface supply of fresh water.

Seventeen Palms Oasis, Borrego Badlands, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Anza Borrego, California

Seventeen Palms Oasis, Borrego Badlands.
Image ID: 05538
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Anza Borrego, California, USA

Seventeen Palms Oasis, Borrego Badlands, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Anza Borrego, California

Seventeen Palms Oasis, Borrego Badlands.
Image ID: 05539
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Anza Borrego, California, USA

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