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Welcome to Idlewild ...

Idlewild is located in Placer County.

Idlewild is 6,230 feet [1,899 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Idlewild is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Idlewild lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Idlewild is located in the (530) area code.

Communities near Idlewild ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Idlewild and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>.

Community   2017<3>
Population
DirectionDistance
Brockway   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carnelian Bay   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dollar Point   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kings Beach   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lake Forest   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Lake Tahoe   [Map]   21,978   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Idlewild.

Communities Also Named Idlewild ...

While we believe that this Idlewild is located in Placer County, we know of another 2 California communities named Idlewild. Those communities are located in the following counties: Del Norte and Tulare County.

Beyond California, there are 31 communities that are also named Idlewild - they are located in Colorado, Illinois (3), Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Idlewild.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Idlewild. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Idlewild. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Idlewild.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Idlewild:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Idlewild ...

Looking for more information about Idlewild? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Idlewild? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Idlewild, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Idlewild.

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Placer County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Idlewild. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Placer County: www.placer.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Idlewild - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Idlewild. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Idlewild) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idlewild. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1088, Longitude: -120.1594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Idlewild have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Idlewild.

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