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MT. SAN JACINTO SP, CA

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Description

Most of Mount San Jacinto State Park is wilderness, containing three mountain peaks, higher than 10,000 feet in elevation. The mountain's high point offer spectacular views of nearby desert and mountain ranges. Visitors can ride into the park from the park's west side or ride a tram 2.5 miles up the mountain.

Hikers and backpackers need wilderness permits.



Stone Creek and Idyllwild are separate campgrounds. Idyllwild is within walking distance of the town of Idyllwild, and Stone Creek is 6 miles north on Hwy 243.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Comfort Station (Idyllwild)
  • Disabled Access Site
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing (nearby)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Laundry (nearby)
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers (Idyllwild)
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
  • Laundry
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Due to the threat of the Goldspotted Oak Borer spreading throughout San Diego County, no oak firewood will be allowed into Mount San Jacinto State Park (Idyllwild/Stone Creek). Wood can be purchased at the park or you can bring other species of firewood, such as pine or eucalyptus. For more information, contact park staff at (951) 659-2607.

No group camping allowed. Only 8 people, including children, will be allowed per site at any given time. This will be strictly enforced. Failure to comply with park rules may result in eviction from campground.

Group camping is available at Silverwood Lake & Lake Perris in the Inland Empire District.

Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.

  • STONE CREEK and IDYLLWILD are separate campgrounds six miles apart.
  • Idyllwild Campground Sites 1-6, 21-33: Reservations available All Year.Sites 8, 9, 11-20: Reservations available April 1 - November 2; closed when not on reservations.
  • Stone Creek Camping: Sites 1-4 and 24-50: Reservations available May 16 – November 3. First come - first served camping available based on weather (snow) conditions. Call (951) 659-2607 for updated information. Sites 5-23: Reservations available May 16 – September 3; closed when not on reservations.
  • Idyllwild: Pay showers available at Idyllwild campground as of May 1, 2010. You will need to purchase tokens at the Ranger Station.

    Stone Creek: Pay showers available at Idyllwild campground.

    Getting There:

    Driving directions for Idyllwild Campground: (25905 Hwy 243, Idyllwild CA 92549) From I-10E exit 8th St. in Banning, California, turn right onto 8th St. then left on Lincoln St, then right on San Gorgonio Ave/Highway 243. From I-10W exit Hargrove St, turn left onto Hargrove St, then right on Lincoln St. then left on San Gorgonio Ave/Highway 243. Go South on 243 for approximately 26 miles. Turn right (west) into the campground entrance. The park is accessible via Highway 243 from Idyllwild.

    Driving directions for Stone Creek Campground: From I-10E exit 8th St. in Banning, California, turn right onto 8th St. then left on Lincoln St, then right on San Gorgonio Ave/Highway 243. From I-10W exit Hargrove St, turn left onto Hargrove St, then right on Lincoln St. then left on San Gorgonio Ave/Highway 243. Go South on 243 for approximately 20 miles just past the Alandale Fire Station. Go east (left) at Azalea Trails Rd (Stone Creek Campground Road) for 1/4 mile. The park is accessible via Highway 243 from Idyllwild.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    MT. SAN JACINTO SP
    25905 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
    IDYLLWILD CA 92549

    Phone Number:

    Project Office:(951)659-2607