Fee Schedule

Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
401 Tilting T Drive / P.O. Box 2098
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-1010

Rates Effective 8/1/2017
Cancellation Policy:
Reservations cancelled within TWO weeks of reservation date will be invoiced at full cost of lodging for that reservation.

Researcher ApartmentsUC RateNon-UC RateProfessional
Daily Rate (1-3 nights) $30$36$75
Weekly Rate (4-18 nights)$25$30$65
Monthly Rate (> 19 nights)$21.25$25.50$55.25
Rates are for single occupancy, per night. Add $10 per night for each additional person.

Dorm Rooms (individual occupancy):UC RateNon-UC RateProfessional
Daily Rate (1-3 nights) $15$18$35
Weekly Rate (4-18 nights)$12$15$30
Monthly Rate (over 19 nights)$10.20$12.75$25.50
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 RateProfessional
Daily Rate (1-3 nights) $10$12$30
Weekly Rate (4-18 nights)$8$10$25
Monthly Rate (> 19 nights)$5.10$8.50$21.50
Rate is per student/per night. Minimum of five (5) 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 12 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 ($30/hr), damage fee, or revocation of rights of future use of the facility.
Facility RentalUC RateNon UC RateProfessional
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.
Classroom Use:UC RateNon UC RateProfessional
If entire class staying in dormsno chargeno chargeno charge
If not, half-day use (4 hours)$15/hr$18/hr$50/hr
If not, full-day use (8 hours)$20/hr$24/hr$75/hr
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 RateProfessional
Daily Rate (1-3 days) $8$1220/day
Weekly Rate (4-18 nights)$5$1015/day
Monthly Rate (> 19 nights)$25$3512.75/day

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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
(760) 767-1010


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)