Enjoy the California Superbloom Without Leaving Home! *live webcam*

By djsheryl on February 8, 2023
LAKE ELSINORE, CA – MARCH 13: California Poppies are abundant as visitors take in the scenery of the Super Bloom, Lake Elsinore Poppy Fields in Walker Canyon after the city closed the area on March 13, 2019 in Lake Elsinore, California. Calling the stampede a “poppy nightmare,” Lake Elsinore officials announced they had shut access to the popular poppy fields in Walker Canyon, where crowds had descended in recent weeks to see the super bloom of wildflowers. “The situation has escalated beyond [our] available resources,” Lake Elsinore said on its City Hall Facebook page. “No additional shuttles or visitors will be allowed into Walker Canyon. This weekend has been unbearable [for] Lake Elsinore.” The area was reopened Monday. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

A superbloom of poppies has begun in Walker Canyon, near Lake Elsinore. That’s the good news. The bad news? Officials have closed all public and private trails in and out of the area. All parking is closed and an access road to the canyon is closed as well. They are hoping to avoid a repeat of 2019 when “Disneyland-sized crowds” descended on the spot and “They trampled the very habitat that they sought to enjoy.”

They did set up a live webcam though, and you can check it out any time you want to see the superbloom. It’s not quite the same as seeing it in person, but if it protects the flowers for generations to come, it’s worth it.

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