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.
BOAT RENTALS/ RULES:
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.