Hikers and backpackers may roam this vast and rugged 13,500-acre park, which boasts 4 mountain peaks above 10,000 feet. Wildlife abounds, including lizards, birds, deer, and coyote. There are 31 developed campsites in the Idyllwild campground, with hot showers and flush toilets. Stone Creek campground has 50 developed sites, vault toilets, and fresh drinking water. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings. In the State Wilderness, the 48 campsites in 4 primitive camping areas are not accessible by car. Wilderness permits are required for dayhikers and overnight camping permits are required for backpackers. The park can be reached from the mountains via Hwy. 243 or from the desert side via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (fee), which takes visitors to the Mountain Station at 8,500 feet.
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• Family Campsites • Guided Tours • Hike or Bike Campsites • Hiking Trails • Horseback Trails • Nature Trails • Wildlife Viewing •
• Campers (Max. Length)24' • Food Service • Picnic Areas • Restrooms • Showers • Trailers (Max. Length)24' • Visitor Center •
Reserve sites at http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Mt_San_Jacinto_Sp/r/campsiteCalendar.do?page=calendar&search=site&contractCode=CA&parkId=120062&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
For rates and fees visit http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Mt_San_Jacinto_Sp/r/campsiteCalendar.do?page=calendar&search=site&contractCode=CA&parkId=120062&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
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Reviews of Mount San Jacinto SP
Reviewed by papasmurf454 on June 25, 2010
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Very nice state park. The campground is located pretty much in the city of Idyllwild, CA, so it has good access into town, which is a great place to go and play. The facilities are clean and well managed, and all the rangers were helpful and courteous. The atmosphere was great, and very friendly. Not so great if you are just wanting peace and quiet, but very fun if looking to get to meet some fellow campers. Have to watch out, most of the sites are geared towards RV's so tent pads aren't really great.
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