Silverwood Lake

Silverwood Lake is located off Highway 138, 11 miles east of the I-15 or 24 miles northeast of San Bernardino from highways 18 and 138.  Silverwood Lake is surrounded by 2,400 acres of ancient Douglas Firs, Black Oak trees and spectacular views of the mountain creeks.  At an altitude of 3,380, Silverwood Lake was formed by the 249 foot Cedar Springs Dam; at 3,350 feet it is the highest reservoir hosted by the State Water Project.  The lake has a surface area of 976 acres and has 13 miles of shoreline. 

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 California Department of Fish & Game fishing licenses, bait and tackle, a boat rental fleet of motorboats, 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 for pre-recorded trout plant information.

Fishing is permitted only during the posted park operating hours.  Fishing is allowed off the dock!   For fishing regulations, visit the California Department of Fish and Game.

To rent a fishing boat, you must provide a valid driver's license, be 18 years of age or older, and have the deposit amount available by credit card.  All boat rental fees include fuel, personal flotation devices, paddles and an anchor. The maximum lake speed limit is 35 mph.

Boat Type Deposit Minimum
Each Add'l
All Day
14' Aluminum Boat $100 $30/ 2 hrs $8 $78
Overnight Storage  $15/per night (maximum stay 7 days)
Monthly Storage 3 Month
Each Add'l
Wet Slip $300* $100 $1,100**
Dry Storage $165* $55 $660**
Wet Slip w/ Dry Storage $465 $155 $1,530**

*A Minimum 3 month start up contract is required.  The start up contract can vary in price, depending on pro-rated days at time of contract.

**In January, an additional 10% discount is given to existing customers as a loyalty discount off the annual price if paid in full by February 1st.

All prices are subject to change without notice.

Senior Citizens (65 years of age and older) will receive a 20% discount on All-Day Boat Rentals Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

If you store your watercraft and/or trailer with Rocky Mountain Recreation, you will need to purchase an annual launch pass from Silverwood Lake State Recreation Park. 

For more information on Park entry fees and annual passes click here.
For boating rules and regulations, click here.

The campground has 136 sites for tent camping and recreational vehicles.  All site are non-hookup sites.  Each site has a picnic table, fire-ring, and barbeque grill.  A maximum of 8 people per site only! A minimum of 50 people constitutes as a group, there are only 2 group sites available.  For family or group reservations please call (800) 444-7275.  Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance and can be made up to 7 months in advance.  For more information on prices, rules, and reservations for these campsites click here.


Park Entry Fee: $10 Per Vehicle (9 persons or less per vehicle)
  $10 Per Watercraft (no fee for canoes and kayaks)
  $9 Per Vehicle Senior citizens 62 years and older
  $20 Per 1 Vehicle and 1 Watercraft
  $28 Per 1 Vehicle and 2 Watercrafts
  $30 Per Bus (10-24 passengers)
  $60 Per Bus (25 or more passengers)
Annual Vehicle Pass $195 (per Vehicle)
Annual Watercraft Pass $100 (per watercraft)
150 Year Commemorative Pass $150  
Surf Explorer Pass $195  
Park Hours:  
May - September Monday-Friday: 6am to 5:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: 6am to 6pm
October - April Monday-Sunday: 7am to 4:30pm

Rocky Mountain Recreation operates under a special use permit as a concessionaire for the Silverwood Lake State Recreation Park.  Rocky Mountain Recreation has no authority to override the above listed fees.

For more information on Park entry fees and annual passes click here.



Camping information and reservations:
(800) 444-7275

Marina staff:
(760) 389-2299

Jet Ski, Pedal Boat and Kayak Rentals:
On The Water
(760) 389-2288

Maranna's Snack Bar (909) 641-0589

CA Fish & Game
Licenses Sold Here

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