California poppies bloom

Updated: May 2, 2019

Why should you go to the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve? Imagine the poppy field scene from The Wizard of Oz, but with orange-colored poppies instead of red. Spread it over more than three square miles and put yourself in the middle of it. Now you've got an inkling of what it's like to be in the midst of the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve - at peak bloom during a good year.