Hurkey Creek Park Campground is located near Lake Hemet about 7.5 miles south of the town of Idyllwild. The campground is set in woodlands that feature a seasonal creek, tall pine trees, and terrific mountain views.
This is a popular campground for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding on the extensive trail network to the north of the campground. Also near the campground is the trailhead for hiking Spitler Creek Trail, a strenuous 5-mile trail that climbs from a trailhead elevation of 4920 feet to 7000 feet.
The campground offers 130 developed and primitive campsites, as well as large group camping areas in five separate loops that can accommodate 80-100 campers each.
Amenities include picnic tables, restrooms, fire rings/grills, and a children’s playground. The campground can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet in length.
Portions of the surrounding wilderness are closed to hiking as they recover from recent wildfires. Check with park officials for the latest updates about closures.