Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
14651 Cedar Circle • Hesperia, CA 92345 • (760) 389-2303
Silverwood Lake is a 30-mile drive from the city of San Bernardino, The park is located via Highway 138, 11 miles east
of I-15; or 20 miles north of San Bernardino via Highways 18 & 138. The lake’s wildlife reflects the diverse habitats
found in the park. Ponderosa pine forests give way to high desert chaparral, creating habitat for over 130 species of
birds, including wintering bald eagles. Recreational activities include picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, swimming,
bicycling, water-skiing and boating.
WINTER BALD EAGLE TOURS are available January through March. SUMMER INTERPRETIVE ACTIVITIES include
campfire talks, Junior Rangers and wildflower walks. Check the interpretive bulletins in the park for more information.
PARK FEES are due and payable upon entry into the
park. The campsite fee covers one vehicle. Extra fees
apply for each additional vehicle.
OCCUPANCY: Each campsite may have up to eight
people (including children). No tents are allowed on
the grass area.
VEHICLE PARKING: Vehicles may be parked only in
assigned campsites. All vehicles must remain on the
pavement. Two vehicles maximum are allowed per
campsite. No day-use vehicles are allowed in
RVs / TRAILERS: The RV length limit is 30 feet, and
the trailer length limit is 24 feet.
QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. To ensure
an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do
not disturb other campers—regardless of the time of
day. Radios and other sound-producing devices must
not be audible beyond your immediate campsite.
Generators may be operated only between the hours
of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
CHECK-OUT TIME is noon. Please vacate your site
by that time. Check-in time is 2 p.m.
SPEED LIMIT: The maximum speed limit is 15 mph.
This speed may be too fast in the camp loops and
when children are present; use good judgment.
PETS must be kept on a leash six feet or less, caged,
or in a vehicle. They must be under immediate
control at all times, and may not be left unattended.
Noisy or vicious pets will be evicted from the park.
Pets must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.
Please clean up after your pet.
FIRES AND FIREWOOD: Fires are allowed only in
established metal fire rings or camp stoves and must
be attended at all times. Do not gather firewood in
the park. You may purchase firewood at the entrance
station or camp host site.
BICYCLES are allowed only on paved roadways.
Riders under eighteen years of age must wear a
legally approved helmet.
FIREARMS (loaded or unloaded) are prohibited.
VALUABLES: Protect valuables. Keep them out of
sight and keep your vehicle locked when unattended.
• Vessel and watercraft operators must be 16 years of
age or older.
• Direction of travel is counterclockwise, with a maximum
speed of 35 mph.
• All persons except water-skiers must be in the
passenger compartment while vessel is underway. NO
BOW RIDING! No swimming from boats!
• An observer (must be at least 12 years old) in the
towing vessel must be in a position to watch the skier
at all times. An orange flag must be displayed when a
skier or equipment is in the water.
• Only wake boards, water skis and aquaplanes may be
towed with a ski rope. Rubber rafts or other inflatable
devices must be specifically designed for towing
behind watercraft with a ski rope.
• Vessels are not allowed within 50 ft. of posted
• Mooring to or coming in contact with any buoy or buoy
line is prohibited.
• Vessels must be off the lake by sunset.
• Current boat registration, tags and CF# must be affixed
to the vessel. A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-approved fire
extinguisher must be on board. Each person on board
must have a USCG-approved Type 1, 2 or 3 personal
flotation device (PFD) available on board the vessel.
All children 11 and under must wear PFDs at all times.
Federal Inland Navigation Rules apply on the lake.
• Boats must have a whistle or other sound-producing
device on board.
• Jet skis, wave runners and two-stroke engines
• No fires or barbecues are allowed in the boat-in areas.
• If you are unsure of any laws pertaining to watercraft
use, ask park staff.
• Never swim alone.
• All children under 14 must be supervised by an adult.
• No diving within the State Park System.
• Please swim in designated swim areas only.
• Coast Guard-approved lifejackets are required for nonswimmers and children.
• No glass, dogs or children in diapers are allowed on
the swim beaches.
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CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 or
(800) 444-PARK (TTY 800-274-7275). To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov.
ALTERNATE FORMAT: This publication is available in alternate formats by contacting
California State Parks at (800) 777-0369, or 711, TTY relay service.
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Gro y. 138
Cam ark Office,
RV Sanitation Station
Hike & Bike Campsites
at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
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