The park is currently experiencing a water shortage. No filling will be allowed at the park.
Please check back often to see up-to-date wildflower images from this park. We're all hoping for another banner wildflower season but are unable to determine when the best blooms might occur. Please use this page as your guide to the current wildflower situation at Picacho Peak State Park. Also refer to our main wildflower page for bloom information in other popular state parks.
The poppies are starting to bloom in small patches, and we expect the brittlebush and lupine are not far behind but have yet to see any significant growth. A very dry winter season with very little rain between October and January means that most seeds did not have a chance to germinate and wildflowers will be few this year. But the desert is resilient and the occasional Mexican Gold Poppy can be spotted in areas where moisture retention is increased, such as underneath shrubs and trees.
The park most likely won't have a stunning wildflower season this year, although there is still so much beauty in the desert.