Big Rock Wash Wildlife Sanctuary has 37 different species of annual wildflowers including Indian Rice Grass, Desert Calico, Checker Fiddleneck and abundant displays of Dune Primrose. Following a monsoonal thunderstorm in the late summer months, the wash can be full of water turning the sanctuary into an oasis, a respite from the summer heat. This virtually undisturbed area is comprised of a desert-wash community including creosote bush scrub and Joshua tree woodland and is one of the most diverse of the Antelope Valley sanctuaries in terms of plant life.

County Operated Facility
Address: 11550 E Ave O Palmdale CA 93591
Website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/big-rock-wash-wildlife-sanctuary
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Phones: General: (661) 944-6881
Park Things to Do:
  • Hiking
  • Nature and Plant Walks