The campground at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area has 136 campsites, each with a table, barbecue grill and access to bathrooms and showers. All sites are non-hookup sites. A maximum of 8 people per site only! A minimum of 50 people constitutes as a group, there are only 2 group sites available. Campsites 1 thru 95 are available by reservation. Reservations are recommended year round because each reservation is site specific. Rio, Valle and Barranca group camps are available for reservations.
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area now offers AT&T Wi-Fi Service! This service enables park visitors with wireless enabled laptop computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs) to access the Internet. You can access this service if you are within a 150 foot range of the Kiosk located at the entrance of the Park. Starting April 1st the Park moves to summer hours and will be open 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. all week long. October 1st thru March 31 park hours are 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Silverwood Lake SRA
14651 CEDAR CIRCLE
Hesperia CA 92345
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 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, largemouth 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.
For your convenience there is a marina which will provide you with grocery items, ice, hot and cold drinks, snacks, toys, swimming apparel, camping goods, and firewood. In addition, the marina provides daily California Department of Fish & Game fishing licenses, bait and tackle, a boat rental fleet of motorboats and patio boats, wet slips, and dry storage spaces for the monthly or nightly visitor. Any size boat may be launched at the paved boat ramp, which offers 7 lanes for your use. The maximum lake speed limit is 35 mph.
The park features 2 swimming beaches, 4 picnic areas, 3 of which can only be reached by boat, nearly 100 miles of paved and/or unpaved trails, 6 miles which are along the southern end of the lake, or you can sit and watch the wildlife that Silverwood Lake attracts, such as waterfowl, raptors, songbirds and the occasional Canadian Geese or Bald Eagle.
Fishing is excellent at Silverwood Lake. Anglers 16 years of age or older must purchase a California Department of Fish & Game fishing license. Regular trout plants take place throughout the year by the California Department of Fish and Game. Other species of fish include Largemouth Bass, Stripper Bass, Crappie, Bluegill and Channel Catfish which bite throughout the year. You can call the marina for the most recent fish report. You may also call (562) 594-7268 (562) 594-7268 for pre-recorded trout plant information.
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.