Fishing Tournaments

Fishing Tournaments of any size require a California State Park Special Event Permit in addition to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Permit for Fishing Contests. 

Required documents must be submitted to the Special Event Coordinator and include:

1.  Special Event Permit

2.  Special Event Permit Supplemental Form

3.  Certificate of Liability Insurance Form

4.  Copy of Department of Fish and Wildlife Permit for Fishing Contest

5.  Payment of required permit fees to California Department of Parks and Recreation 

A completed Special Event Permit, Certificate of General Liability Insurance, and non-refundable $25.00 fee must be received by the park in order for the permit to be processed.  For events that require exclusive use areas, impact normal park use, involve camping, sporting activities, tournaments, or competitions, an activity fee will be assessed.  Activity fees vary depending on the event size, number of participants, duration, location, staffing needs, and resource impacts.

Special Event Permits must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.  Permits submitted less than 30 days in advanced are charged $100 for the permit fee and/or may not be processed or permitted.  Special Event Permits will not be accepted within 14 days of the event.  Only one event date is allowed per permit. 

Completed Special Event Permits can be hand delivered or mailed to:

Silverwood Lake SRA

Attn: Special Events Coordinator

14651 Cedar Circle

Hesperia, CA 92345

For additional information and forms, please contact Ryann Gill by email at or call (760)389-2281.