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Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

Contact Information

(760) 389-2281

Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
Day Use: 7 AM - 7 PM
Boating: 7 AM - Sunset
Winter Hours in Effect until 3/31/2018

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 31 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 32 Feet

Driving Directions to Silverwood Lake SRA

The park is located via Highway 138, 11 miles east of I-15; or 20 miles north of San Bernardino via Highways 18 & 138.

Camping and Lodging

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Cedar Springs Dam

Attention Park Visitors!

To enhance the security and safety of Cedar Springs Dam, the CA Department of Water Resources has closed the Dam to Recreational Access.

For further information on the closure of the Cedar Springs Dam, please contact the Department of Water Resources at (916) 653-7564.


As of October 1, 2017, Silverwood Lake SRA Day Use hours will be from 7 AM to 7 PM daily.  If you have question, please call the Silverwood Sector Office at 760-389-2281.

Starting November 1, 2017 Black Oak day use area and Parking Lots 1-3 day use area will be closed for the Winter season. The gates will be closed from November 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018.

Attention Boaters!

 All vessels entering Silverwood Lake SRA will be inspected for standing water and quagga mussels. Vessels that fail inspection will not be allowed to launch. We do not want you to fail this free inspection! (Click here for more information)

Summer Visitation

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area experiences high visitation beginning in April and continuing through October. On holidays and all summer weekends, the park may fill to capacity and, if so, will be closed. Please note that if you park on the Highway 138 on or off ramps, or are blocking any part of the roadway outside of the park, your vehicle may be subject to citation or tow. If you arrive and find the park entrance closed, please return at a later time, typically after 4:00pm. Please plan your visit accordingly.


Mesa Campgrounds (Click here for map)

Each campsite in Mesa Camp Groups includes a table, BBQ and fire ring. These sites hold up to 8 persons including children and 3 vehicles. The reservation include 1 per paid vehicle. Each additional vehicle is $10.00 per night. CLICK HERE FOR RESERVECALIFORNIA WEBSITE

Campsite with Hook-ups


Campsite no Hook-ups


Seniors (Discount)


Additional Vehicle


Hike and Bike



Check out is at 12:00 Noon

Maintenance cleans campsites from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM 

Check in is at 2:00 PM


Large Group Camps (close proximity to the lake) (Click here for map)

Valle, Barranca and Rio group camp are located ¼ mile west of the park office on Cleghorn Road. Each of these sites accommodates a maximum of 100 persons and 30 vehicles. These sites include tables, BBQ, large fire ring and shade ramada. They also include showers and restrooms on site. CLICK HERE FOR RESERVECALIFORNIA WEBSITE


Valle Group Camp

$325.00 Per Night

Barranca Group Camp

$325.00 Per Night

Rio Group Camp

$325.00 Per Night


Large Group Camps (4 miles from lake) (Click here for map)

Miller Canyon I, II and III are located 4 miles from the park entrance. Each of these sites accommodates a maximum of 40 persons and 20 vehicles. These sites include tables, BBQ and restrooms. Miller Canyon I, II and III do not have showers. Discounts do not apply for group camping. CLICK HERE FOR RESERVE CALIFORNIA WEBSITE


Miller Canyon I

$200.00 Per Night

Miller Canyon II

$200.00 Per Night

Miller Canyon III

$200.00 Per Night


Silverwood Lake SRA Limit of Take


Possession Limit

Size Limit

Striped Bass



Largemouth Bass


15 Inches

















Complete Fish and Wildlife Regulations are available at California Department of Fish and Wildlife website


Anglers 16 years and older must have a valid California State Fishing License in their possession.

Bald Eagle Tours and Counts

Eagle Barge Tours are an interpretive program on the water of Silverwood Lake. Tours are held at 9:00am most Saturdays from January-March. Visitors will ride on a State Parks Pontoon Barge and get to tour the lake. This is an excellent opportunity to possibly view Bald Eagles in the wild. Barge Tours start at the Silverwood Lake Marina parking lot near the Boat Launch. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your tour. A tour will not be held if there are no reservations or pending inclement weather. For reservations call (760) 389-2281, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. When making a reservation, you must speak with a State Park representative, voice messages will not be accepted.

Bald Eagle Counts are a volunteer program where you get an opportunity count Bald Eagles and other wildlife species. The counts run from 8:00am to 10:00am. Eagle Count Days start and end at the Silverwood Lake Visitor’s Center. For more information please call the Park Office at (760) 389-2281.

Bald Eagle Counts are conducted on the second Saturday of the Month.

2017-2018 dates are:

December 9th

January 13th

February 10th

March 10th


The park is located off of Highway 138 and Cleghorn Road, 11 miles east of I-15 heading east; or 20 miles north of San Bernardino via Highways 18 & 138.
Silverwood Lake, CA  Click here to see a Google Map of Silverwood Lake SRA


Camp Fires / BBQ

Campfires are allowed in designated campfire rings in the campgrounds only. Charcoal BBQ's are allowed in the established BBQ's in the Day Use areas and the campgrounds. No groundfires are permitted in the day use areas or anywhere outside of the provided campfire rings.

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Available Activities and Facilities at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

Boat Ramps
Boat Rentals
En route Campsites
Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
RV Access
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Food Service
Camp Store
Restrooms / Showers
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible