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Reservation Status: Accepted Campground reservations can be made online or by calling (800) 444-7275.


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Mount San Jacinto State Park
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Mount San Jacinto State Park
Description - Most of Mount San Jacinto State Park is wilderness, containing three mountain peaks, higher than 10,000 feet in elevation. The mountains high points offer spectacular views of nearby desert and mountain ranges.

Attractions - Most of Mount San Jacinto State Park is wilderness, containing three mountain peaks, higher than 10,000 feet in elevation. The mountain's high points offer spectacular views of nearby desert and mountain ranges. Visitors can ride into the park from the park's west side or ride a tram 2.5 miles up the mountain. Hikers and backpackers need wilderness permits.

For groups camping, access is limited to prevent overuse and provide everyone an opportunity for solitude. Carrying capacities have been established for the wilderness area campgrounds. These campgrounds are Round Valley, Tamarack Valley, Little Round Valley, and Strawberry Junction. On summer weekends these campgrounds fill to capacity four or more weeks in advance. It is essential that campers plan ahead to avoid being turned away on these weekends.

Recreation - This park offers hiking and backpacking with required permits. Camping is also available, contact the state park department for reservations.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months.

Location - The park is accessible via Highway 243 from Idyllwild or by tram from Palm Springs.


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ICON Camping Reservable sites available in two campgrounds.
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Contact Information:
Colorado Desert San Jacinto Sector Headquarters, 25905 HWY 243,, P.O. Box 308 , Idyllwild, CA, 92549, Phone: 909-659-2607, Fax: 909-659-4769

Additional Information:
Inland Empire State Parks and Recreation Areas - The Inland Empire lies 30 miles inland from Los Angeles. The San Bernardino Mountains are the main attraction for recreation here.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.

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