Fee Schedule

Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
401 Tilting T Drive / P.O. Box 2098
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 465-2656

Rates Effective 10/1/2014

Researcher ApartmentsUC RateNon-UC Rate
Daily Rate (1-3 nights) $24$30
Weekly Rate (4-18 nights)$20$25
Monthly Rate (> 19 nights)$18$22
Rates are for single occupancy, per night. Add $10 per night for each additional person.


Dorm Rooms (individual occupancy):UC RateNon-UC Rate
Daily Rate (1-3 nights) $15$18
Weekly Rate (4-18 nights)$12$15
Monthly Rate (over 19 nights)$10$12
Rate is per individual/per night. Does not guarantee sole occupancy of a dorm room. You could be sharing dorm room with up to 5 other people. Dorm rooms share common bathroom and shower facilities.


Dorm Rooms (class occupancy):UC RateNon-UC Rate
Daily Rate (1-3 nights) $10$12
Weekly Rate (4-18 nights)$8$10
Monthly Rate (> 19 nights)$6$8
Rate is per student/per night. Minimum of six (6) students required for class rate. There are four dorm rooms and each holds a maximum of 6 students. If your class size exceeds 24, we can accommodate up to 16 more students on cots provided by the Research Center – at the same rate listed above.
Researcher rooms and dorms all have access to the Research Center kitchen and dining room, located in the main building. All occupants are expected to provide their own food, toiletries (we supply toilet paper and paper towels), linens and towels. The Research Center has a reasonably complete selection of pots, pans, dishes, plates, flatware, cups and glasses. There are stores and markets within a 5-minute drive of the Center if you should need anything. All occupants are expected to maintain the buildings in a clean and neat manner, and to leave the rooms and buildings in a clean condition – failure to do so could result in assessment of a cleaning fee ($25/hr), damage fee, or revocation of rights of future use of the facility.



Classroom Use:UC RateNon UC Rate
If entire class staying in dormsno chargeno charge
If not, half-day use (4 hours)$40$50
If not, full-day use (8 hours)$60$75
Classroom use may be accommodated in the Great Room, the Lab Building or the dining room, depending upon availability and your needs. Classes will have use of restroom facilities and the kitchen.


Lab Use:UC RateNon UC Rate
Daily Rate (1-3 days) $5$8
Weekly Rate (4-18 nights)$15$20
Monthly Rate (> 19 nights)$25$35


Facility RentalUC RateNon UC Rate
Hourly $20$50
Facility rental for special events such as conferences, symposium, training and meetings will be permitted only if the purpose is related to the mission of the Desert Research Center.




Contact Information

Jim Dice, Reserve Manager University of California, Irvine Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Ctr. P.O. Box 2098 401 Tilting T. Drive Borrego Springs, CA 92004-2098 dicej@uci.edu (760) 465-2656


San Diego County, city of Borrego Springs; two-hour drive from UC San Diego. See Map and Directions


Main hall, 2 classrooms, researcher and student accommodations, laboratory, and kitchen.

Average Precipitation

13 – 18 cm (5 – 7 inches) per year


31.5 hectares (78 acres), in addition to the 2,477 hectares (615,000 acres) of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park


Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center: 182 m (597 feet) Anza Borrego Desert State Park: 18 – 1,888 m (60 – 6,193 feet)

Temperatures Averages

November – March: 24ºC (75ºF) April and October: 29ºC (85ºF) May – September: 41ºC (105ºF) Summer Maximum: 50ºC (121ºF)