8.8 Excellent
Idyllwild, California

Idyllwild County Park

Idyllwild, California

54000 Riverside County Playground Road
Idyllwild, California 92549
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 88
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hours above shown for Pacific Time Zone

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Latitude: 33.746609502603
Longitude: -116.72385692596

Elevation: 5430' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.50 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.50
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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9 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was my Yosemite backup. When you can't get a campsite at Yosemite, you get one at Idyllwild. This campground was really good. I was able to get a really large campsite (Site 93) with plenty of room for our outdoor stuff. The map shows it as a back-in, but I got there and was able to pull through. There are decent hiking trails with trailheads extremely nearby, and the trails allow dogs. We were able to ride our bikes to the local town; we happened to be there for the Easter Egg hunt. The campsites are fairly un-level and they're marked a little haphazardly. There were community water spigots all over the place, but they were frozen for one of the mornings we were there--thawed later that afternoon. Campsites include a fire-ring/grill and a picnic table. Most of the campsites are for tents but there is a section at one end dedicated to RVs. I didn't see any Class A's. The interior roads are a little tight for big rigs. No dump station. Overall it was a quiet weekend getaway that we all really enjoyed and would happily do again. We camped at Idyllwild County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking trails easy and difficult. Bike around the campgrounds or into the small town.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

My rate was $20 plus a $7 reservation fee. This was a nice cool place to camp out of the heat of the valley below. I wish I could spend more time up here. Do not expect level sites like you would find in an RV park. Many of these sites are designed for tents, but you can get an RV in there. There are two buildings with showers, one at the very front of the campground (near the day use parking lot), and one near the middle of the campground. My campsite was at the very back of the campground, and at my site Verizon service was poor, so your mileage may vary. I would stay here again. We camped at Idyllwild County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Passport America. Most of campground was closed when I was there. I was in a paved level site near the entrance of the campground. I walked campground and some sites towards the end turnaround loop also looked suitable for smaller RVs (I have 25' C). Good Verizon signal. Walking distance to town and restaurants. Mixed forest with pine trees in campground, very pretty. Friendly helpful campground host. We camped at Idyllwild County Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

My family and our three dogs stayed here over Labor Day weekend. It was our first trip to Idyllwild. The people who work in the park are exceptional. They are always friendly and willing to give you free maps and information for your stay. The showers were $0.50 for three minutes, not a bad deal, just remember to bring quarters because I don't believe there is a change machine onsite. You may be able to get change at the check-in kiosk, but I'm not sure. This campground is a short walk from the markets, restaurants, and shops of the town of Idyllwild. Sites were spacious and guests were quiet. We stayed in Site 6, a pull-through near the front of the park. We heard coyotes howling two nights of our trip, it was VERY COOL. The nature center, a short hike or drive away, allows you free entrance if you are staying in the park. Our family and our dogs loved it. We can't wait to go back when the snow comes. We camped at Idyllwild County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here July 4th weekend. It was a great time. What a relief from the summer heat. There are only dozen or so spots where RVs can park. The road within park is very narrow that is why I adjusted to No for "Big Rig (40' type) access." I do not think tall RVs (tall fivers and Class As) should think about camping here. Low lying branches over hang the drive and a very narrow bridge. We had a spot at the furthest point of the facility very uneven but made do with 2x6s. That's part and parcel to the RVing experience. It's a county campground not a RV resort. Overall it was a ten. County folks were pleasant, it was close enough to the village of Idyllwild to hike there and inexpensive vacation retreat. Note: NO hook-ups but plenty of access to water and no dump station. We camped at Idyllwild County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. No frills and it's County-run. If staying in the area for a while, you might want to check out Hurkey Creek or Lake Hemet; both near-by. Idyllwild is a classic mountain community with some great shopping and food. Not a whole lot to do over a few days except nature. Nature walks and some limited mountain climbing are wonderful here. As I said, shopping and eating is good, but you'll be done in one day, two at the most. All shops and food within walking distance, but not from park(s). Take the toad, leave the trailer/motorhome at the site, and venture into town. Park and walk around the shops. Overall fun for family and snow a few times in the winter. We camped at Idyllwild County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed at this campground now probably 4 to 5 times in the last year and absolutely love it. It's quiet, beautiful with the tall trees and is small enough of a campground to feel like you're secluded and have your privacy. It's not one of those types of campgrounds where you are parked right next to someone else like a parking lot. Spaces are spread out to accommodate different kinds of camping whether tent camping or larger trailer parking. We did two of the hikes offered both in summer, fall and winter in the snow. They put up new trail posts over the last few months and this has really helped to hike up to the nature center where they offer a fireplace and interesting things to see like a museum format. If you can't hike to it, there's a road you can drive a short distance to get to this nature center. All campsites have a table and a fire ring and dirt bottoms for tents, not all level though. Pleasant rangers and they are around so if you have questions they are there for you. We will continue to visit this park. Oh, and in the winter you should go and play in the snow there. There's a very large open area and not ever crowded. Can't say enough about this county park! We camped at Idyllwild County Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice campground operated by Riverside County. Easy walk into the town of Idyllwild to restaurants or shopping. Not to be confused with Idyllwild State Park, which is nearby. The elevation is about 5200 feet, so only about five sites open in the winter months. We camped at Idyllwild County Park in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. I will camp here again. We camped at Idyllwild County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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