Hideout Canyon is surrounded by scenic cliffs at an elevation of 6,040 feet. The campground is forested with pinyon pine and juniper, which offer only limited shade. Most sites afford partial views of the reservoir.
The campground contains 18 single-family sites. Each site has a cabana, picnic table and campfire ring. Flush toilets and water hydrants are provided. A vault toilet is available for off-season use.
The gravel trails from the docks to the campsites are steep and change each year depending on water fluctuations.
Lucerne Valley Marina is a few miles away by boat, where gas, boat slips, fishing licenses, bait and groceries are available at the small general store.