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Reservation Status: Not Accepted Contact the park directly for more information.


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Aerial view of Silverwood Lake
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Aerial view of Silverwood Lake
Description - 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.

Attractions - 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 lake has trout, largemouth 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 lakes attracts waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Canada Geese and an occasional bald eagle can be seen in the area

Recreation - The park features hiking trails, swimming beaches and designated areas for boating, waterskiing and fishing. There is also wildlife viewing for migratory birds, such as, Canadian Geese and Bald Eagles. Camping is also available, contact the parks department for reservations.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months.

Location - The park is located via Highway 138, 11 miles east of I-15; or 20 miles north of San Bernardino via Highways 18 & 138.


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Filed By: chippy hogshnapp (balls, AL)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: big dirty mess,waste of money and time and also needs a lot of stuff fixed and lots of cleaning.dont take kids here I think the water is contaminated or something because of the smell.staff rangers have a poor attitude and need some help with there social skills as they are very offensive,very badly managed for a state park

Filed By: Emily Minnotte (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My family and I arrived at Silverwood on a Friday, and spent the entire weekend there. My family didn't like it at first, because of the bad directions the camp officials told us, and the high wind conditions. I am sure that isn't the case the entire time that you will be there though. The campsite is very big, and some of the spaces are very spread apart. It is a long way to the lake,but don't fret! The lake is big. They offer lots of activities that you can enjoy! There is even bathrooms on the lake! Fishing seems nice(when you are in a boat). Over all I enjoyed my time there! VERY FUN!

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We spent a week at Silverwood in July of 2003. We had a wonderful time! The campsites surround meadow areas where all the children play in the evenings and the parents can watch them from their campsites. The lake was not the cleanest but the best we've found in southern ca.. Lots of shade at the sites and nice picnicking areas around the lake. We hiked, swam all day, fished. I'm taking a kayak next time. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Don't take the bad review listed here to heart-- we never felt the need to 'guard' our belongings and we saw plenty of active and responsive rangers. Our stay was relaxing, pleasant and trouble-free.

Filed By: squall (Chino, Ca.)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Silverwood lake is avery good place to spend a day,or however long.Good birding,hiking,swimming,boating, etc. I would highly recomend a visit to relax Nice Park.Look aroud at the nature

Filed By: ART (RIVERSIDE, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: 1. OUR CAMPSITE WAS NEXT TO A PRIMEAMERICA SITE. ALL THE PEOPLE FROM SEVERAL SITES GATHERED INTO THE ONE NEXT TO OURS. AT ONE TIME THERE WERE 40 PEOPLE THERE. THEY WALKED THRU OUR SITE THEY HAD A DOG NOT LEASHED AND THE PARK OFFICIALS SAW THIS AND TOOK NO ACTION.THESE PEOPLE WERE LOUD AND WERE CONCERNED ONLY FOR THEIR OWD ENJOYMENT. 2. THE LAKE IS TOO FAR FROM THE CAMPSITE SO YOU HAVE TO LEAVE SOMEONE BEHIND TO WATCH YOUR PROPERTY. I WILL NEVER RETURN AND DO NOT RECOMMEND OTHERS TO GO THERE. OUR GROUP LEFT A DAY SOONER AND FELT CHEATED. STAY AWAY FROM SILVERWOOD LAKE.

Filed By: RYan
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
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ICON Camping Camping available at the park.
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Contact Information:
Los Lagos Silverwood Sector, 14651 Cedar Circle , Hesperia, CA, 92345-9799, Phone: 760-389-2303, Fax: 760-389-2401

Additional Information:
California Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from huge reservoirs to small mountain lakes. The lakes are often part of large recreation areas, National Forests or State Parks.
Inland Empire State Parks and Recreation Areas - The Inland Empire lies 30 miles inland from Los Angeles. The San Bernardino Mountains are the main attraction for recreation here.

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