Park is open from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
Max. Trailer Lengths
Trailer: 32 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 31 Feet
Driving Directions to Silverwood Lake SRA
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.Online Reservations
Brochures and Campground Maps
Upcoming Park Events
Silverwood Lake was formed by the 249-foot Cedar Springs Dam. At 3,350 feet, it is the highest reservoir in the State Water Project. The park features hiking trails, swimming beaches and designated areas for boating, water-skiing and fishing. The lake has trout, large mouth bass, catfish and bluegill. There is a marina with a launching ramp, boat and equipment rentals, and a store. The park has picnic areas, including three that can only be reached by boat. The lake attracts waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Canada Geese and an occasional bald eagle can be seen in the area.
Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail is the jewel in the crown of America's scenic trails, spanning 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through three western states. The trail passes through five California State Parks: Castle Crags and McArthur-Burney Falls in Northern California; and Silverwood Lake, Anza Borrego Desert and Mt. San Jacinto in Southern California.
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Silverwood Seasonal Closures:
Starting November 1, 2014, the Cleghorn and Sawpit Beach (Lots 1 thru 3) Day Use areas will be closed to the public until March 30, 2015 for the winter season. The main boat launch parking will be open to the public for park use. If you have any questions, please call the Silverwood Sector Office.
ATTENTION, ALL BOATERS!!!
All boats must be clean, drained, and dry!
If you fail inspection you will not be able to launch for 7 days!
Click here to find out more about vessel inspections.
The park is located via Highway 138, 11 miles east of I-15; or 20 miles north of San Bernardino via Highways 18 & 138.
Silverwood Lake, CA
Available Activities and Facilities at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
En route Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available