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About Hurkey Creek

Beautiful Hurkey Creek Park, located off of Hwy 74 in the San Jacinto Mountains just 4 miles southeast of Mountain Center, is the perfect locale for reconnecting with nature and our local mountain ecology. This idyllic getaway boasts a seasonal creek, majestic pine trees, awe-inspiring mountain views, and all the charms and tranquility of a classic woodland recreation area.

The park’s rustic but well maintained campground offers 130 individual campsites for overnight or extended stays of up to 14 days, as well as large group camping areas in 5 separate loops that can accommodate 80-100 campers each. Popular activities for both campers and day-use guests include picnicking, BBQ, hiking, biking and bird-watching. The meadow offers a large area for outdoor games or group gatherings. For the younger set, there is a fun modern playground.  Guests may also enjoy winter group camping offered nearby at RivCoPark's Lawler Lodge and Lawler Alpine Cabins.


  • As of 2/1/24 fire restrictions are lifted, wood and charcoal fires are permitted. (Hurkey Creek Park/Idyllwild Regional Park/McCall Memorial Equestrian Campground).
  • Propane fire pits are allowed with proper clearance of 10 ft from trees, brush and other ignitable material.

    Park Hours

    Day Use Hours

    8 a.m. to Sunset┃Daily

    Camp Hours

    8 a.m. to Sunset┃Sunday-Thursday
    8 a.m. to 10 p.m.┃Friday-Saturday & Night before Holiday

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    Park Fees

    Camping: $30-35 per night (Includes 6 people, 2 vehicles). $6 per additional vehicle.
    Group Camping: $280 per night (Minimum of 40 guests, paid in advance). $7 each additional guest.
    Day use: $6 per adult and $3 per child (12 and younger).
    Pets: $2 per dog, per day.
    Snow Play: $20 per vehicle (vs normal day use fees of $6 per adult and $3 per child). Call ahead for conditions 951-659-2656.
    Group Picnics: $240 per day (located in the meadow). Minimum of 40 guests, paid in advance. $6 each additional adult and $3 each additional child.

    See our Holiday Fee Schedule for Holiday Vehicle Fees. 

    Current license, registration, and insurance is required when camping. For more information, please contact Guest Services.

    Park Features

    • 130 developed and primitive total sites
    • Large open campground
    • Can accommodate RVs up to 40 ft
    • Restrooms
    • Potable water nearby sites
    • Coin operated showers
    • Children’s playground
    • Picnic area
    • Fishing lake nearby
    • Fire/grill rings
    • Hiking trails are multi use
    • Separate area for groups/special events
    • Weddings
    • Pet friendly

    Park Rules

    • Bicycle riders must wear helmet
    • Build fires only in safe, personal stoves in grill/fire rings provided
    • No ground fires allowed
    • Drones are not permitted in the park
    • Maximum stay of 14 days within a 28-day period
    • No fireworks
    • No firearms
    • Do not remove, deface, or disturb any part of the park features or wildlife
    • Do not gather firewood in the park
    • Do not attach anything to trees
    • Pets must be kept on controlled leashes (Maximum leash length – 6 feet)
    • Do not leave pet unattended
    • Clean up promptly after pet
    • For a detailed list or all our park rules visit this link.

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