Outdoor Recreation

Whether you prefer a placid escape or an animated adventure, you'll find the perfect get-away in and around Lancaster, the heart of the Antelope Valley. You need not go too far to discover the magnificence of the High Desert. Look to the east at dawn and you'll find an amazing sunrise painted with pastels. Find your way to our Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve in spring and marvel at the carpets of gold that grace our hillsides. Or simply set your sights heavenward after dark to discover a million twinkling stars. Sit back and watch the world unfold before you. In Lancaster, the perfect base camp for exploring a wide range of desert flora and fauna or simply soaking in the solitude and letting the stress and strain of a work week fade away.

Lancaster is located in a unique area that offers a variety of state parks and reserves. One can experience the hills of California Poppies on the far Westside of town or even take a stroll through the Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park to learn more about the different American Indian cultures. With Saddleback Butte State Park and Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park edging the city, it is impossible not to find the outdoor thrill you seek here in the City of Lancaster!

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