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Idyllwild Campground (California)

Idyllwild Overview

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Idyllwild Campground in Mt. San Jacinto State Park has 34 campsites for tents, trailers and small  RVs (24 feet maximum) set among tall pines trees. It is within walking distance of the town of Idyllwild.  Campground amenities include drinking water and flush toilets. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill. Firewood is also available for sale from the camp host.

Mount San Jacinto State Park has four other campgrounds – Stone Creek (50 campsites), Dark Canyon (17 campsites), Fern Basin (21 campsites) and Marion Mountain (24 campsites).

Idyllwild – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation in the area includes hiking, mountain biking and picnicking. Wildlife viewing is also nice here.

Mount San Jacinto State Park is located in the San Jacinto Mountains and can be reached via Highway 243 from Idyllwild (CA) or by tram from Palm Springs. Elevation in the 14,000 acre park ranges from 6,000 to the 11,000 feet peak of Mt. San Jacinto. The park’s granite peaks, sub-alpine forests and mountain meadows offer visitors a primitive high-country experience with many hiking trails and spectacular views.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is also located in the Park. It is one of the largest and longest single-lift tramways in the world and can carry passengers 2.5 miles from the Valley Station to Mountain Station. After a lift of nearly 6,000 feet, visitors can explore the alpine forest and hike trails of varying difficulty.

Make a Reservation for Idyllwild

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
25905 Highway 243
Idyllwild, California 92549
951 659-2607
Make a Reservation
Best Campsites

3, 14, 15, 17, 23, 33.

Regions
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

5,401

# of Campsites:

34

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