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Hurkey Creek Park, Mountain Center, California

Campground Review from Carrie

About.com Rating 5 Star Rating
User Rating 4 Star Rating (1 Review)


We went with a group of friends who had been there before. We tent camped there in July 2007.

Describe your camping trip:

Very lovely area among the pines. Near Hurkey Lake with shores, hills and fishing. Very large campground, so sites are wide open and uncrowded. Walking/hiking trails and fields were many and nearby. Bathrooms were extremely clean. The rangers are all very friendly and helpful. There was a Ronald McDonald children's charity camp-out the weekend we went, so you know they have to have a good solid reputation for dependability, safety and fun. A beautiful drive up the mountain, and the town of Idyllwild (incredibly charming - we'd never seen that) very near for exploring.
Pros: Very well maintained. Very clean, including bathrooms (good lighting, too). Rangers patrolled at 10:00 pm sharp to all sites to very politely remind people of the quiet time rules. They were very polite.

Cons: none
Nearby attractions: Town of Idyllwild, CA.

Further comments:

Over all, we'd go back there again any time and no doubt will.
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 4 out of 5
Love Hurkey Creek, Member gtrshark

We go there at least twice a year. (Spring/Fall). Big camp sites, great kids play area. Dog friendly. Have a separate area for ""Groups"". Nice trails for walking or Mt. Bike riding. We live in No. San Diego county so it's fast & easy to get to and you feel like you're getting away to the mountains. Idllywilde is 20 minutes away for craft shopping & some great places to eat. (Gastrognome for one) Going 5 minutes south of the campgrounds is Lake Hemet for those who like to fish. Also have flush Toliets and pay showers!! It is dry camping, no hook-ups.

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