The California Desert is composed of entire southeast corner and offers excellent opportunities for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. For many travelers the desert is merely experienced on the other side of their car windows on their way to more popular destinations.

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is a United States National Park that is mostly in the Southern California Desert, with a small portion extending into .

is the largest city in in .

is a United States National Park that is located in the Southern California Desert.

is a United States National Preserve that is part of the National Park System.


is in the Desert at the extreme southeast corner of the state.

is in extending from the region east into the Desert.

The is the largest lake in California, covering 376 square miles.

in southern is the largest state park in the state and the second largest in the .

is a village in , on the northern boundary of the .

is in on the north-western boundary of the .


Other Names for Desert

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.

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