Anza Borrego Desert State Park is the second largest state park in the United States and, as a bonus, it is surrounded by public wilderness area. Anza Borrego is also the second place in the world designated as an International Dark Sky Community. Naturally it is the perfect place to come to watch the Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids are a result of earth passing through the 133 year long orbit of comet Swift-Tuttle. Most of the debris hit is over a thousand years old. We parked for the evening at the boundary of Culp Valley Cultural Preserve and Anza Borrego Desert State Wilderness, facing the constellation Perseus. We lucked out and had this area to ourselves. The only thing better than watching the Perseids is waiting for darkness to fall while in the wilderness.