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Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Campground California

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Overview

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Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Campground (New Mesa Campground) has 136 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 31 feet) on a hill above the lake.  Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grate. Some of the sites have electric hookups.

There are also 3 group campsites and some hike/bike campsites. The group campsites are 1/4 mile west of the park office on Cleghorn road. Each site can accommodate up to 100 people and 30 vehicles. The group sites have tables, BBQ, large fire ring and shade ramada, but no electric hookups.

Campsites 1 thru 95 are available by reservation. The campground has Wi-Fi service (150 feet from the entrance kiosk), restrooms with flush toilets, showers (coin operated), drinking water, a dump station and campfire center.

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area – Area Recreation

The area offers a variety of outdoor recreation activities including camping, hiking, swimming, boating, waterskiing/watersports, fishing, biking/mountain biking, ATV/OHving, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. There is a marina with a launch ramp, boat and equipment rentals, and a camp store.

Dogwood campground is another nice option located in the mountains close to Lake Arrowhead.

Make a Reservation for Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boat Trailer Lot
  • Camp Store
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Equestrian trail
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Ice
  • Marina
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Rentals
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • WiFi
  • Wifi (free)
  • Wifi access
  • Backpacking
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Surfing
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Sailboarding
  • Sailing
  • Skin Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Wake Boarding
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing
13988 Sawpit Canyon Road
Hesperia, California 92345
760 389-2281
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Campsite Types
  • Group
  • Primitive
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

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Silverwood Lake View

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Comments & Reviews

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67 Comments on “Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area”

  1. Saula Bim says:

    When were these pictures taken? I heard that site 1-13 is not as shady because of the 203 fire. Thank you.

  2. Gilbert Scholtz says:

    Is camping with a tent allowed on the camp grounds OR are there designated campgrounds for the use of a tent.

  3. Does anyone know how soon group campsites are available at Silverwood. I’m trying to book something for next summer but it’s only allowing me to book out to March.

    • Hi Joshua,
      For Silverwood Lake Campground reservations are available on the first day of the month, six months prior to arrival. For example, if you wanted to stay sometime in July, then the reservation window opens on January 1 at 8:00AM PST.


    Boat Rentals and Kayak rentals how much? How close are full hook up sites to the lake? Curious.

  5. Hi there,
    I prepaid for my reservation online, and wanted to find out how check-in works? Is there a cut-off time? We’re coming up from San Diego after work, and expect to get in around 7-8pm on Friday.

    • Hi Cass,
      CampsitePhotos.com is not associated with the campgrounds listed on our site. We provide the campsite photos and some campground information. Generally check-in is 2PM and you have until 6AM the day after you’re suppose to arrive to be in the site so you should be fine. However, I’d call the campground directly to confirm: 760 389-2281

  6. Damaris Torres says:

    Are there showers? To take a shower after swimming in the lake.

  7. Yolanda ramis says:

    Hello when you say coin operated for the showers. Can you tell me how much it is for the showers

    • Hi Yolana,

      Unfortunately the crew here at CampsitePhotos.com doesn’t know how much the showers cost at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area. In other campgrounds the showers generally cost $1 (4 quarters or tokens) for 2-3 minutes.

  8. Debi Dossey says:

    Can we put a tent and trailer (EWS) on the same site, if it is large enough?

  9. jennifer elizarraraz says:

    Do the silver lake group site have elextricity?

    • Hi Jennifer,

      The three group campsites at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area have tables, BBQ, large fire ring and shade ramada, but no electric hookups. The can accommodate up to 100 people and 30 vehicles.

  10. Anthony M Sarmiento says:

    Is there areas to ride ATV’s

    • Hi Anthony,
      There are a few fire-roads/forest service roads that are within a mile of Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area and you can ride ATVs on these roads.

  11. Barbara Crawford says:

    Hi Camp Ranger

    Do you ever see any bears or bobcats? Is there any restrictions for food at night because of wild animals?
    Thank you

    • Hi Barbara,
      There are bears and bobcats in the general area of Silverwood Lake State Recreation area, but they are rarely seen. It’s always a good idea to store food properly though as there are other critters about that will take advantage of a midnight snack if left laying around.

  12. K calderon says:

    Is campsite 88 shady? It’s hard to tell in the photo

  13. Nicole Keen says:

    Site 112 has a lot of trees in the photo. Do you know if there is room for a tent and for kids to play? The kids like the trees but I can’t tell if there is enough room for 3 adults and 4 children to hang out.

    • Hi Nicole,
      Silverwood Lake campsite 112 will have some room over by the table/fire ring area for a tent; and there will be a little room for the kids to play around (on both sides of the parking pad). Have a great time!

  14. DeeDee Cott says:

    Do sites have electricity for tent camping.

  15. Blanca castro says:

    Is there a telephone number I can call for reservations at silverwood lake thankyou

  16. Huntley says:

    Hi Camp Ranger,
    My family and I would like to stay. There would be about 5 trucks, 4 trailers, 6 RZRs. What would be a good campsite where all of us could be together? Also can we ride the Rzrs out of the campsite or would we need to trailer them to a different location?

    • Hi Huntley,
      Sounds like you have a fun camping trip planned! Any of the 6 group campsites at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area would fit your group. There are 3 in Miller Canyon area, and 3 others of Cleghorn Canyon. You can check availability and make a reservation at ReserveCalifornia.com. Have a great time!

      Oh, and if the group sites are sold out, try our Campsite Assist tool. It will send you a campsite availability notification (text or email) if the site becomes available on the dates you want to camp.

  17. Natascha Kroger says:

    I’m looking at booking site 67. I have young kids, this looks away from other spots and the lawn behind the spot looks great. Is their a lot of road traffic going by that spot?

  18. Hi, there are 4 adults and 5 kids ages 2-7. The campsite says only 8 people. Does my 2 year old count or can we use one site?
    Thanks 🙂

  19. Natascha Kroger says:

    Hi there, I’m looking at a date range next month, there are only 2 sites left, #89 and #94. I’m taking a group of 7 teens, and I’d like to use 2 tents. Can you tell me which of these 2 sites can accommodate 2 medium size tents? I was able to set up perfectly in #67, but that isn’t available. Tyank you

  20. Are there RV full hook up sites at this lake?

  21. We want to book a site in the New Mesa Campground. Trailer is 25′ and towing vehicle is 25′. Is there adequate space in the site to park them both, hitched or side by side? Sites we are looking are 110, 112, 113, 114, 120, and 134.

    • Hi Sue,
      Campsite 110 parking pad is 20×22 feet, Site 112 is 14×22, Site 113 is 17×21, Site 114 is 15×15, Site 120 is 15×22 and Site 134 is 14×17. I’d say other than 114 and 134, you’re 25 foot trailer will fit (because there’s some overhang space in back, and you can fit your towing vehicle to the side. With that said – the Camp Host makes the final call.

  22. Are they very strict with trailer/motorhome length?

    • Hi CW,
      The final call comes from the camp host, but usually there’s a few fee overhang off the back of the parking spur (to get you a few extra fee). All vehicle tires must be on the paved parking spur though.

  23. Ann Gonzalez says:

    Just booked site 38, looks pretty wooded all around. We will be in our Van and no tent. Is there a fire pit? How far are these sites to the water? First time to this lake. Any advice appreciated. Thank you!

    • Hi Ann,
      Campsite #38 at Silverwood Lake campground will have a fire ring and grate. Also, the campsite/campground is about a 2 mile drive down to the water (beach/day use area and marina). Have fun!

      • Thank you! The water that shows near the Mesa campground on the map (not beach/day use area) how far is that walking from the campground?

      • As the crow flies, the water is about 150-200 feet from the campsites (which are located up on a hill). There is a developed trail from the campground and if you stay on it (with out going off trail), it’s about a 1/2 mile walk. Hope this helps.

  24. dissakorn eosakul says:


    We just booked campsites#70 and 71, will these 2 sites have enough space for 4 tents?

  25. I have a reservation for a campsite but I wanna go fishing early that morning. Would I have to pay to get into the park before 2 pm.

    • Most likely not, if you have a camping reservation for an arrival that day, but it’ll be up to the park ranger at check in. He/she may charge you if you arrive very early in the morning. You can try calling to confirm: 760 389-2281

  26. Orestes Gonzalez says:

    Hello there,
    Would like to go up there Labor Day weekend. Are there any first come first serve tent campsites? Or are they all reservations only?
    Thank you,

    • Hi Orestes,
      Silverwood Lake campgrounds campsites are all reservable (no first-come, first-serve) and all are sold out through Labor Day. Sorry about that. In the future you can click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check availability, pricing and make reservations. If sold out, you can also click on the ‘Create Alert’ button to use Campsite Assist and get notified when a campsite becomes available on the dates you want to camp. There is a one time fee for Campsite Assist.

  27. Hi,
    Do you know if any of the camp sites offer a view of the lake?

  28. Danielle C. says:

    Will the wifi be able to support a zoom video meeting? We have 3 vehicles (2 auto/ 1 legally towed rv) will #102 accommodate if we pay the extra 10 day fee for the 3rd vehicle?

  29. We have 4 adults and 6 kids would that be ok I know it’s only 8 but most of them are very little kids

  30. How strict are they with the amount people at the campsite. My family wants to go but their is a lot of us in one household.

    • The camp host will make the final determination. Generally if you have a few (extra) that are smaller children it’s okay, but if you have 2-4 extra adults it probably would not be okay, especially with the social distancing in place.

  31. Do you know how well the cell phone service is?

  32. Violeta says:

    How is the wifi (verizon and t-mobile). I see that rangers posted it is spotty and another stated it is good. Wondering how it might be in the RV row (114-126)
    Thank you

    • Hi Violeta,
      We’ve heard the same – sometimes the cell service signal is good, sometimes spotty. The campground/park doesn’t offer a WiFi connection though. Perhaps someone else can chime in on strength of cell service at Silverwood Lake.

  33. Hello, we are staying on site 116. Can this spot accommodate one motorhome, one tent, and two vehicles? Thank you.

    • Hi Jenny,
      Yes – Silverwood Lake campsite #116 can accommodate 1 RV/motorhome and two additional vehicles. You can also pitch a tent. Have a great time!

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