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Locations: Silverwood Lake

CAMPING

Campground reservations are recommended year round and reservations are site specific. Reservations can be made online through ReserveAmerica or by calling the California State Parks Reservation Center.

Westfork Group Campsites: The Valle, Barranca and Rio group campsites are located just off Cleghorn Road, approximately one quarter of a mile west of the Silverwood Park Office. Each group campsite is relatively secluded, and has its own restrooms, pay showers with hot water, wash basin and electrical outlet (for small appliances only). Each site has a large picnic and meeting area, with picnic tables, barbeque grills, and a large fire pit.

Westfork Group campsites

Picnic area at one of the Westfork Group campsites

Miller Canyon Group Campsites: Miller Canyon Group Campsites I, II and III are located in the beautiful and peaceful eastern end of the Silverwood Lake recreation area, about four miles from the park’s main entrance. Miller Canyon has restroom facilities, barbeque pits, and picnic tables.

Mesa and New Mesa Campsites: Located off Sawpit Canyon Rd, Mesa and New Mesa are the closest campsites to the lake. Each campsite has a picnic table, a fire pit, a barbecue grill, and a parking area. Restrooms and showers are located within each campground. New Mesa has an RV sanitation station and is the only campground at Silverwood Lake with RV accessible campsites; sites 97-136 have RV hook-ups. The New Mesa parking areas are also slightly longer than those at Mesa to accommodate RVs. The RV length limit is 30 feet, and the trailer length limit is 24 feet.

New Mesa campgrounds

RV campsite at the New Mesa campgrounds

Campground Campsite type/total # sites Handicap Accessible Facilities Max. Persons per Site/Max Vehicles per Site Showers RV Hook-ups Dump Station
Mesa Family: Sites 1-95 Yes 8 people/2 vehicles (campsite fee covers one vehicle. $10 for each additional vehicle) Yes No Yes
New Mesa RV: Sites 97-136 Yes 8 people/2 vehicles Yes Yes Yes
Westfork Group 3 Group campsites: Valle, Barranca and Rio Yes 100 people/ 30 vehicles (including trailers) Yes No Yes
Miller Canyon Group 3 Group campsites: Miller Canyon I, II, III Yes 40 people/20 vehicles No No Yes
Note: A Family campsite consists of a table, a fire pit, and a parking area. A RV site has the same facilities as a Family campsite, but has a longer parking space and utility hookups.

For current camping fees, call the Silverwood Lake Park Office at (760) 389-2281.

Additional Camping Facts, Suggestions and Safety Tips:

Facts and Suggestions:

  • Campsite reservations are highly recommended during the busy summer months, and can be made online through ReserveAmerica or by calling the California State Parks Reservation Center at 800-444-PARK (7275.)
  • Vehicles may be parked only in assigned campsites and must remain on the pavement. No day-use vehicles are allowed in the campground.
  • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. Radios and other sound-producing devices must not be audible beyond your immediate campsite, and generators may only be operated between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Check-in time is 2 p.m. on your reservation start date and check out time is noon on your departure date.
  • The maximum speed limit on all roads within the park is 15 mph.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash (six feet long or less), in a cage or in a vehicle at all times, and in a tent or enclosed vehicle at night. Please clean up after your pet.

Camping Safety:

  • Firearms are prohibited.
  • Protect your valuables. Keep all vehicles locked when unattended.
  • Bicycles are allowed only on paved roadways. All bicycle riders under the age of 18 years old must wear a helmet.
  • Fire hazard conditions exist throughout the year, and become particularly extreme during the summer months. Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings and campsite barbeque grills, and must be attended at all times. Call 911 or contact the nearest park employee to report a fire immediately.
  • Gathering firewood at the park is prohibited. Firewood can be purchased at the entrance station.