Saddleback Butte State Park offers hiking, picnicking, camping and equestrian use among the Joshua trees and creosote dotting the high-desert landscape. The peak of the granite mountaintop towers 1,000 feet above the broad alluvial plains of the Antelope Valley on the western edge of the Mojave Desert. The park is 17 miles east of Lancaster on 170th Street East, between East Avenue J and East Avenue K.
For additional information, call the park Visitor Center at (661) 727-9899 or visit the park's web page.
There are three individual accessible campsites and an accessible group campsite available in the campground. All campground restrooms are accessible, with flush toilets and sinks. There are no shower facilities at the park.
Accessible campsites are #’s 22, 43, 45 and group campsite. The campfire center is accessible with accessible parking and entrance route.
There are five accessible picnic sites with accessible restrooms.
The Dowen Nature Trail is a nearly 3/4 mile accessible loop trail that originates from both the park’s visitor center and day use area. The trail offers the visitor a pleasant stroll through Mojave Desert vegetation that includes large stands of Joshua Tree. Trail surface is constructed of compacted soil and concrete. Accessible parking and restroom facilities are available at the trailhead.
The Information Center in the park and the iron ranger stations are accessible.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.