Idyllwild County Park Campground

Riverside County

San Jacinto Mountains

San Jacinto Mountains
Attractions and Activities

The San Jacinto Mountains provide great outdoor experiences year-round. Those who camp at Idyllwild County Park Campground can enjoy many of these nearby attractions.

  • 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 is popular.
  • Birders look for Steller's jays, mountain chickadees, Clark's nutcrackers, red crossbills and others.
  • Find enjoyable 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.

Key Idyllwild County Park Campground Regulations

  • Quiet Hoursare from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. No generators or other sound producing equipment is permitted during quiet hours.
  • Natural Features such as plants, firewood, flowers, rocks, animals, artifacts, and other park features are protected.
  • Pets must be on leash and never left unattended. Clean up after your pet.

Idyllwild County Park Campground

Idyllwild County Park Campground is located on the outskirts of the mountain village of Idyllwild in Riverside County. The 202-acre park is home to the Idyllwild Nature Center, beautiful hiking trails, and mature forests. Rock climbers like to challenge themselves on massive granite boulders in the park.

Idyllwild County Park Campground has 88 forested campsites spread along the north side of Lily Creek. A majority of the sites are best suited for tents, while 13 campsites can accommodate larger RVs or trailers.

Idyllwild County Park Campground Basics
Idyllwild County Park Campground Location: 54000 Riverside County Playground Rd., Idyllwild (25 miles south of Banning on Highway 243)
Elevation: 5,300 feet
Mileage from Gateway Cities: Riverside - 58 miles
San Diego - 110 miles
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 88
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
motorcycles limited to sites 1-6
Pets: On leash, always attended, $2 per night
Idyllwild County Park: (951) 659-2656

Reservations for Idyllwild County Park Campground
Reservations available April through October, otherwise first-come, first-served for sites 1-6
Booking Window: Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #1, 23, 39
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: Idyllwild Park or (800) 234-7275
(Mon.-Thurs., 8 AM to 5 PM)
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Idyllwild 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: No
Trail Map: Idyllwild Park Trail Map
Attractions near Idyllwild County Park Campground: Idyllwild Nature Center, hiking trails, the town of Idyllwild, Lake Hemet with a waterpark, boating, fishing, swim beach, and more
Mount San Jacinto State Park,
Lake Fulmor Picnic Area and trail,
Humber Park, Devil's Slide Trail to Tahquitz Peak

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