Idyllwild Campground is one of two drive in campgrounds in the Mount San Jacinto wilderness area. Pitch your tent under a canopy of sweet smelling pine and enjoy showers and your pick of 33 sites (10 of which have water faucets) before you venture off for day long hikes, nature trail excursions or backpacking solitude.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
78 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Snow sports

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Wildlife watching

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Hipcamper Ivan
Ivan R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 5th, 2016

Oh the sweet smell of pine! Stayed for 4th of July weekend watching the stars and milkyway go by. Awesome campsite, very clean toilets and showers. Surrounded by pine trees every where! there's a couple of lakes where you can go and fish. 5k elevation so day time gets hot even when the temp is low.

shooting the milky way around 1amoverlooking Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock)shooting the milkyway around 1amBreakfast!
Hipcamper Ivan
Ivan R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 5th, 2016

The town is very close and you can walk there in 2 mins. They have bars, markets, restaurants and other small town stores. So if you forget bring water or wood for camp fires they're available. Plenty of hiking trails and if you want to go hiking up the mountains, permits available at the ranger station where you enter the campgrounds.

shooting the milky way around 1amoverlooking Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock)shooting the milkyway around 1amBreakfast!
Hipcamper Natalia
Natalia R.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2017

Nearby neighborhood has potential for some noise, especially in the evening. Otherwise a very calm and peaceful campground! Gorgeous paths within campground for exploring with kids and pets. Walking distance to town, but it's a long walk - I recommend driving into town, but walking inside campground. Nature Center nearby offers discount tickets for accessing its trails and museum if you're a camper!

Hipcamper Mia
Mia S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 21st, 2017

Beautiful!!! Nice and cool and surrounded by trees! Lots of places to hike and find time a lone or am adventure with a loved one! Don't forget to bring water! There is a lodge up the highway if you need anything.

Hipcamper Reed
Reed K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 19th, 2017

10/10 recommend! We stayed here this weekend so (late november). The weather was pretty chilly at night but the campground was so clean and beautiful. There were giant trees completely surrounding us. Each site was spread out enough so that we had enough privacy. The rate was only around 30 dollars a night. The bathrooms were spotless! We brought our dog along with us and you do have to keep them on a leash but she was happy to be sitting with us by the fire! This campsite is right by a TON of beautiful hiking/sightseeing spots. If you have pets, I would highly recommend the Ernie Maxwell trail in Humber Park. Also this campground is right by markets and cool little shops and restaurants. My husband and I will for SURE be returning.

Hipcamper Ray
Ray B.
recommends this listing.
January 11th, 2018

I always try to be mindful of other campers and respect the volume, but at this campground, there's many that just go to party and make noise. Makes me sound like a grumpy old man, but when you're drunk and yelling at 1 am, there's just a limit.

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel N.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2018

Great campground! It's got everything you might need and located a five minute walk away from downtown Idyllwild! Highly recommend it to campers of all experiences!

Sometimes I think i eat better when I'm camping then at homeSetting up the tent under the treesLots of trees to hang your hammocks from
Hipcamper Vincent
Vincent M.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2018

Know where the bathrooms are

Hipcamper Ben
Ben B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
September 28th, 2019

Nice campground but don’t expect peace and quiet. It is right next to Hwy 243 with heavy traffic all night and on the LAX flight pattern. Not to mention loud kids and barking dogs.

Mount San Jacinto State Park
United States
Phone Number
(951) 659-2607
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33.746° N, 116.715° W
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