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Welcome to Idlewild ...

Idlewild is located in Placer County<1>.

The location of Idlewild has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Idlewild is 6,230 feet [1,899 m] above sea level.<3> 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 lies within the (530) area code.

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.

Communities near Idlewild ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Idlewild.

  • South Lake Tahoe
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Truckee
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Dollar Point
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar Point
    • Dollar Point is located in Placer County
  • Lake Forest
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Forest
    • Lake Forest is located in Placer County
  • Carnelian Bay
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Tahoe Vista
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Brockway
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Kings Beach
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Crystal Bay
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Glenbrook
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Idlewild. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Idlewild.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Idlewild.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Idlewild. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Placer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Idlewild - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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