SILVER LAKE EAST- ELDORADO, CA

Silver Lake East is located just 50 miles east of Jackson, California, just a short distance from the shores of Silver lake, where activities like boating, fishing, swimming and hiking, provide campers with the perfect outdoors retreat. Numerous trails leaving the campground connect...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 18 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • Limit 2 vehicles per site; there is a fee for extra vehicles
  • For more information on Eldorado National Forest, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 6 35 Back-In
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SILV STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
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SILV WALK TO 6 35 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Silver Lake East is located just 50 miles east of Jackson, California, just a short distance from the shores of Silver lake, where activities like boating, fishing, swimming and hiking, provide campers with the perfect outdoors retreat.

Numerous trails leaving the campground connect with the lake and swimming beaches. Silver Lake West is adjacent to Silver Lake East on the other side of Highway 88, and offers additional trails and access to the Silver Fork of the American River.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated at the base of Carson Peak at an elevation of 7,200 feet, on the north end of beautiful Silver Lake.

A small pond in the middle of the campground attracts ducks, but cannot be seen from any of the camp sites.

Silver Lake spans 200 acres in a large granite basin surrounded by a forest of mixed conifers. The lake's mirror-like waters are known to reflect the colors of the sky above, attracting both hikers and photographers to its scenic shores.

The Silver Lake area blooms with bright wildflowers in the summer months, delighting visitors with their presence around the lakes and high in the mountain meadows.

Recreation:

Because the campground is already at such a high elevation, hiking is particularly popular, allowing visitors to access high alpine lakes and other destinations through short but spectacular hikes.

In addition to the trails which connect this campground to Silver Lake and other swimming areas, the Granite Lake Trail, which gives way to the Hidden Lake Trail, begins just north of Silver Lake off of Highway 88, near the spillway by the Kit Carson Lodge sign.

The trail ascends and crosses Squaw Creek on a wooden bridge. Approximately one-half mile beyond the bridge is a junction. The right fork will take you to Plasse's and the left fork will take you to Granite Lake. At the southeast end of the lake you will find the trail to Hidden Lake.

Anglers will be happy to know that Silver Lake boasts stocked populations of Rainbow, German Brown and Mackinaw trout.

Facilities:

Vault toilets, drinking water, campfire rings and picnic tables are provided. Some sites have bear-proof food storage containers as well.

Single units are limited to a maximum of 2 vehicles and 6 people. A pay phone, restaurant, boat rentals and boat ramp are located at a nearby lodge.

Nearby Attractions:

Take a scenic drive on Carson Pass Highway, which runs past Silver Lake along the mountains and crosses the picturesque Carson Pass. It is a must-do activity for those who love mountain views and landscape photography.

The campground is an easy drive south of Lake Tahoe, the popular lake and ski area.

Booking Window
Wed Sep 24 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Sat Oct 18 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • General Store
  • Restaurant
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 22 2014 -
Oct 18 2014
WALK TO $24.00-$48.00
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $24.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $24.00-$48.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.675, -119.8875
38°40'30"N, 119°53'15"W

From Pioneer, CA, take State Route 88 east 36.6 miles to campground on right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SILVER LAKE EAST- ELDORADO
ELDORADO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (209)295-4251