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The Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center is located in northeastern San Diego County, in the unincorporated community of Borrego Springs.

The 78-acre Research Center is adjoined on the north and west by the 615,000+ acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The Research Center is a 3-hour drive from UC Irvine, two hours from San Diego and Riverside, and 1.5 hours from Palm Desert, El Centro and Temecula and 40 minutes from the Salton Sea. We are approximately 10 minutes away from the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park headquarters, Visitor Center, and the California State Parks’ Begole Archeological Research Center and the Stout Paleontological Research Center.