Hurkey Creek County Park Campground

Riverside County


San Jacinto Mountains


Lake Hemet

Lake Hemet

San Jacinto Mountains
Attractions and Activities

The San Jacinto Mountains provide great outdoor experiences year-round.

  • Birders look for Steller's jays, mountain chickadees, Clark's nutcrackers, red crossbills and others.
  • Hiking and horseback riding on mountain trails
  • Visit the Idyllwild Nature Center
  • Join a guided tour in Mount San Jacinto State Park
  • Take the Panorama Point Trail Interpretive Audio Tour
  • Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Children ages 7 to 12 participate in the Junior Ranger Program in the state park.
  • Make the arduous hike to the summit of San Jacinto Peak. (best in spring or fall)
  • Watch for wildlife such as raccoons, weasels, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and perhaps even a bear or bighorn sheep
  • Winter cross-country skiing

Key Campground Regulations

  • Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. No generators or other sound producing equipment during quiet hours.
  • Natural Features: Plants, firewood, flowers, rocks, animals, artifacts, and other park features protected.
  • Pets: Must be on leash, never unattended. Clean up after your pet.

Hurkey Creek Co. Park Campground

Hurkey Creek County Park Campground is located in Riverside County off Highway 74 near Lake Hemet. The park is known for its beautiful views of the San Jacinto Mountains and its groves of mature pines. Seasonal Hurkey Creek passes through the park. Mountain biking and hiking are favorite activities in the area. Park trails connect with Forest Service trails and nearby wilderness trails. Although horseback riding is not allowed inside the park, an equestrian trail circles the park and connects with McCall Equestrian Campground.

Hurkey Creek County Park Campground has 130 campsites arranged around several loops. Six sites are designated for tents only.

Group Campsites

The park also has 5 group camping areas, each of which can accommodate approximately 80 people. They are available by reservations from April through November.
Group Site Fees: $280 per night minimum for 40 people. Additional adults $7 each, children $4 each, per night

Campground Basics
Location: Off Highway 74, 3½ miles southeast of Mountain Center
Elevation: 7,400 feet
Mileage from Gateway Cities: Riverside - 57 miles
San Diego - 105 miles
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 130
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Motorcycles in sites 1-7 only
Pets: On leash, always attended, $2 per night
Hurkey Creek County Park: (951) 659-2050

Reservations
Reservations available April through October, otherwise first-come, first-served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: Hurkey Creek Park or (800) 234-7275
(Mon.-Thurs., 8 AM to 5 PM)
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Hurkey Creek County Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grills; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump Station: Available at Lake Hemet
Nearby attractions: Playground, Lake Hemet with a waterpark, boating, fishing, swim beach, and more
Mount San Jacinto State Park,
Lake Fulmor Picnic Area and trail
Idyllwild Nature Center,
Humber Park, Devil's Slide Trail to Tahquitz Peak

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