Silverwood Lake Destination: If You Are A Camping Lover

         Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area is one of the many State Parks in San Bernardino County, California. This place is famous as a great destination for camping lovers. Besides peaceful Silverwood Lake - a huge reservoir - there are about 2,400 acres of land around the lake that offer many campsites as well as places for creational outdoor activities take place. As a result, many visitors choose this place to relax after working hard. Following information will provide you some ideas when planning your next trip to Silverwood Lake.

Silverwood Lake’s campground information

         Camping is the most mentioned activity for silverwood Lake because this place offers some different types of campground that suitable for all visitors from families to other groups. Among them, Mesa and New Mesa Campgrounds is the family campground.

         These campgrounds open year-round and the most crowded is in the summer. Each campsite is well-equipped with facilities such as parking, tables, restrooms, showers, grills or fire rings, barbecue, convenience stores. Silverwood Lake State also has visitor center that can provide you more information about the campground as well as other activities.

         The fees for camping activity there depend on the type of campgrounds, number of people as well as your vehicles. The cheapest fees are in the area of Mesa with $45 (including entrance fee). To have more information about the fees and reservations, you can access to or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Silverwood Lake’s recreational outdoor activities 

         Besides camping, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area also provides visitors many funny activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, biking, waterskiing, horseback riding, windsurfing, sightseeing, kayaking,…

         There is a marina where you can rent a boat to get around the lake to enjoy the landscapes or go fishing with the boat. By combining some of these activities while camping, you will definitely have such a nice relaxing time with your family or friends.

Silverwood Lake’s camping rules

         The most standard rules that campers must follow when camping at any campsite are to keep clean after yourself and put out the campfire. In addition, you need to follow the regulations of Silverwood Lake tho have a safe trip.

  • Keep clean: you need to make sure that you take out what you bring in and not leave anything. If you go camping with your pets, you also pay attention to clean up after your pets.

  • Extinguish the fire: small fire can cause big unexpected consequence. So that, campers must follow a few simple steps to ensure your fire is completely put out

  • Follow the rules about maximum number of vehicles and people per site before starting. Maximum 8 persons per site. There is an additional fee for extra vehicles, boats or even pets.

  • Dump stations next to the entrance for your trash

  • Keep quiet from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • No tent in the grass area. You are also not allowed to gather wood and wood for campfire can be purchased at the entrance station or camp-host site.

More important information 

  • To get there, follow Highway 138 or 18. The parking lot is 11 miles east of I-15 or 20 miles up San Bernardino. Time for parking is from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

  • Summertime is the peak season. Many negative comments with regard to the noise can be found at some review sites. In addition, it’s hard for you to find a favorable campsite if you don’t book early. Hence, campers should Google or refer to recommendations of prior visitors to know about suitable time, campground, kind of outdoor activities as well as the way to make a reservation.


         Silverwood Lake is a great place for those who love camping in California. With many campsites, this place is suitable for all visitors from families, soloists, friends, to couples. You can also take part in many other outdoor activities to enrich your experience.
         The most important thing to note is you have to follow the rules to avoid disrupting others and nature. If possible, make a reservation early to have a suitable campsite, especially when you plan your trip at peak time.

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