Just returned from a long Memorial Day weekend at Hurkey Creek, our first visit. This is a Riverside County Park: all dry camping. It is at 4,000 feet altitude in the big pine trees surrounded by mountains. Within a 15 minute drive of Idyllwild, 30 minutes to Palm Springs. Overall, it was a beautiful weekend. The positives: Beautiful scenery, relatively cool weather, great hiking and mountain bike trails, friendly staff (and they did a good job of enforcing the quiet time, even on the crazy holiday weekend). The park was clean, you can book reservations on a very good web site with up-to-date pictures of each site. The negatives: No cell coverage (no one in our group had cell coverage, regardless of carrier: you have to drive up the mountain toward Idyllwild to get a connection). The showers/restrooms were older, dark and dingy. 50 cents for the shower. The roads are all paved, but the sites are dirt (DG). We lucked into one that was fairly level, but a LOT of the sites are uneven and sloping. The web site has pictures of each site: pay attention! I mentioned earlier that there are no hookups, no dump station either. All in all, it was a good weekend, but this is iffy, for us, for a return trip. It is very difficult for me to be completely out of contact (job). Also, unless you're REALLY paying attention when you book reservations, it would be pretty easy to end up in a terrible site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the first time we camped here: we loved it. We felt like we were a million miles away but it's only 1 hour from Temecula. Mountain feel, lots of pine trees, camp clean and quiet. Would highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Great county campground! We live 30 minutes away and stay several times a year. There are no pull through spaces and sites are limited in size. The Riverside County Parks website is current with pictures and references for each site. We typically stay in the high 90s sites near the loop and camp host. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is one of the best county parks without hookups I have ever been at. Nice open park with hiking and biking. Lake close by. Small stream on one side. Very quiet and friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.