Hesperia is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. It is located in the Mojave Desert 15 miles (24 km) north of San Bernardino. The locals refer to the surrounding area as the High Desert. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 90,173.
Hesperia is a city in the Mojave Desert. (Earth Metrics, 1989) The California Aqueduct traverses the Hesperia area. Much of the native flora of Hesperia is classified as California desert vegetation, dominated by junipers, joshua trees and sagebrush. The elevation rises from 3,200 feet (980 m) in the north to about 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above sea level to the south. The San Andreas Fault, a major tectonic plate boundary of the Pacific and North American plates a few miles south of Hesperia in the Cajon Pass, has occasional seismic activity.
Places of Interest
Hesperia has its own man-made lake (Hesperia Lake) on the south-eastern edge of the town. This lake is where various town activities are held, including Hesperia Day activities. Camping and fishing are permitted here, as well as Day Kamp and various junior leagues for sports.
Soccer is a popular sport played on the soccer fields here in Spring, late Summer, and Fall. HYSL (Hesperia Youth Soccer League) is the soccer leagues that play here and practice here.
Just South of The Hesperia Lake is the Radio Control Model Aircraft Park - 1700 Arrowhead Lake Rd. Home of the Victor Valley R/C Flyers, the R/C Park is open on a daily basis by its members. Saturdays and Sundays are the best times to enjoy watching and flying radio controlled miniature aircraft. Admission is free and the public is welcome.