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MT. SAN JACINTO SP, CA

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...

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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.

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    Idyllwild Campground 1, 19-29 STANDARD 8 24 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 1, 19-29 TENT ONLY SITE 8 15 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 1, 19-29 STANDARD 8 10 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 STANDARD 8 24 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 STANDARD 8 15 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 STANDARD 8 24 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 TENT ONLY SITE 8 15 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 TENT ONLY SITE 8 10 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 STANDARD 8 18 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 TENT ONLY SITE 8 15 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 TENT ONLY SITE 8 10 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 STANDARD 8 24 Back-In
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    Idyllwild Campground 3-18, 30-33 TENT ONLY SITE 8 15 Back-In
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    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

    Booking Window
    Thu Jul 31 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

    New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

    The next on-sale is Fri Aug 01 2014

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Thu May 15 2014 Mon Sep 15 2014
    Non Peak Tue Sep 16 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
    Peak Fri May 15 2015 Tue Sep 15 2015
    Services and 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
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    Tahquitz Creek - Resort Course

    The two 18-hole championship Tahquitz Creek golf courses promise very different experiences. A long-time favorite among Palm Springs golfers, the Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek is a par-72, 6,600-yard course sporting a traditional layout. It was originally designed by William (Billy) Bell in the 1950s, but recent renovations have marked the addition of 40 new bunkers to the Legends Course.
    1885 Golf Club Dr, Palm Springs, CA, 92264
    760-328-1005
    Distance*: 11.09 miles

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    Tahquitz Creek - Legend Course

    The two 18-hole championship Tahquitz Creek golf courses promise very different experiences. A long-time favorite among Palm Springs golfers, the Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek is a par-72, 6,600-yard course sporting a traditional layout. It was originally designed by William (Billy) Bell in the 1950s, but recent renovations have marked the addition of 40 new bunkers to the Legends Course.
    1885 Golf Club Dr, Palm Springs, CA, 92264
    760-328-1005
    Distance*: 11.09 miles

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    Desert Dunes Golf Course

    Designed by world renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Desert Dunes is widely considered one of the best layouts in the Coachella Valley. Mr. Jones took maximum advantage of the natural sand dunes and native desert vegetation when creating this timeless masterpiece.
    19300 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA, 92240
    760-251-5370
    Distance*: 11.94 miles

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    Rancho Las Palmas - South/North

    Adjacent to the spectacular Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is the stunningly beautiful Ted Robinson designed, 27 hole golf course that is the centerpiece of Rancho Las Palmas Country Club. Three distinct nine hole layouts (North Course, South Course and West Course) add a unique flavor to every round. The gently rolling terrain, palm-tree lined fairways, and incredible mountain vistas are classic California Desert Golf at its very best.
    42000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270
    760-862-4551
    Distance*: 16.09 miles

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    Rancho Las Palmas - North/West

    Adjacent to the spectacular Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is the stunningly beautiful Ted Robinson designed, 27 hole golf course that is the centerpiece of Rancho Las Palmas Country Club. Three distinct nine hole layouts (North Course, South Course and West Course) add a unique flavor to every round. The gently rolling terrain, palm-tree lined fairways, and incredible mountain vistas are classic California Desert Golf at its very best.
    42000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270
    760-862-4551
    Distance*: 16.09 miles

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    Rancho Las Palmas - West/South

    Adjacent to the spectacular Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is the stunningly beautiful Ted Robinson designed, 27 hole golf course that is the centerpiece of Rancho Las Palmas Country Club. Three distinct nine hole layouts (North Course, South Course and West Course) add a unique flavor to every round. The gently rolling terrain, palm-tree lined fairways, and incredible mountain vistas are classic California Desert Golf at its very best.
    42000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270
    760-862-4551
    Distance*: 16.09 miles

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    Marriott's Desert Springs Valley Course

    You'll hit it off beautifully at Desert Springs' two exceptional 18-hole championship courses, set against the towering backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Both the Palm and Valley courses were designed by acclaimed architect Ted Robinson, "King of Waterscapes." On both 18-hole courses, you can take a high tech drive in one of our new golf carts with state-of-the-art navigational and computing systems.
    74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA, 92260
    (760) 341-1756
    Distance*: 17.6 miles

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    Marriott's Desert Springs Palm Course

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    74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA, 92260
    (760) 341-1756
    Distance*: 17.6 miles

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    Desert Falls Country Club

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    1111 Desert Falls Pkwy, Palm Desert, CA, 92211
    760-340-5646
    Distance*: 19.04 miles

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    Palm Desert Country Club

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    77200 California Dr, Palm Desert, CA, 92211
    760-345-2525
    Distance*: 21.14 miles

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    SilverRock Resort

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    79-179 Ahmanson Ln, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    760-777-8884
    Distance*: 23.32 miles

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    Shadow Hills Golf Club

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    80-875 Avenue 40, Indio, CA, 92203
    760-200-3375
    Distance*: 24.43 miles

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    Cathedral Canyon Golf Tennis

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    68311 Paseo Real, Cathedral City, CA, 92234
    760-328-6571
    Distance*: 25.87 miles

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    PGA West Jack Nicklaus

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    55955 Pga Blvd, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    800-742-9378
    Distance*: 26.11 miles

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    PGA West Greg Norman Course

    Golf courses are made in the image of their creators, and Norman, a.k.a. the Shark, is known for an aggressive style of play. On a Norman design, the risk-reward ratio is highly correlated, and those who spend strokes on safe shots may wind up feeling like shark chum. Yet, Norman insists the measure of great course is playability for a variety of levels.
    55955 Pga Blvd, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    800-742-9378
    Distance*: 26.11 miles

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    La Quinta Resort Dunes Course

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    55-955 PGA Boulevard, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    760-564-7610
    Distance*: 26.12 miles

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    La Quinta Resort Mountain

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    55-955 PGA Boulevard, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    760-564-7610
    Distance*: 26.12 miles

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    TPC Stadium Golf Course at PGA West

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    56150 Pga Blvd, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    760-564-7170
    Distance*: 26.44 miles

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    Indian Palms Country Club Resort

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    48630 Monroe St, Indio, CA, 92201
    760-347-2326
    Distance*: 26.76 miles

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    The Golf Club At LaQuinta

    The Golf Club at La Quinta, located at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains in La Quinta, California, is a daily fee 18-hole championship golf course designed by golf course architect Gary Panks. The course design lends itself to the natural terrain and vista views overlooking the Coachella Valley. At just under 6,900 yards from the championship tees, the course offers challenge and enjoyment for all skill levels. The five sets of tees assure a course length that will fit your game.
    60-151 Trilogy Parkway, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    760-771-0707
    Distance*: 28.52 miles
    *All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
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    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
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