Silverwood Lake SRA

State Recreation Area

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


All boats, personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes, sailboards, inflatables, and float tubes must undergo a mandatory inspection. This inspection is to prevent the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels. This invasive species threatens the recreational opportunities of the general public, the water delivery infrastructure of California, and the aquatic habitat of Silverwood Lake. These inspections are required to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of Silverwood Lake. Failure to allow inspection of any watercraft will result in the refusal to launch.

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.

Quagga Zebra Mussel
Click the above link for more information on Quagga Mussels!


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

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Park is open from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (760) 389-2281

  • Region

    Inland Empire


    San Bernardino

  • Max Camper Length:

    32 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    31 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes

Hours of Operation

Park Hours:
Winter Hours: 7am-7pm (Oct 1st – April 30th)

Summer Hours: 6am-9pm (May 1st – Sept 30th)

All vessels must be off the lake before sunset.


760-389-2281 or


Online Boating Reservations

Boat reservations are recommended. Typically, every weekend during the summer the entire block of reservations are booked.

Online Camping Reservations

Campsites are available by reservation. Reservations are recommended year round because each reservation is site specific. 

Please clear the campsite by checkout time, 12:00 noon, so the next reservation can set up when they arrive. 

Pacific Crest Trail is open in the park segment for through foot and horse traffic. HORSES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED north of Hwy 138 to the foot of the Dam. Restrooms, water and camp facilities are not available in the Park.

Launch ramps
Main launch ramp is open for all launching.

Miller Canyon - Superintendent Closure to entry! DO NOT ENTER by land routes.

NO GROUND FIRES! Fires only allowed in designated fire rings and BBQ grills.