Mojave River Valley Museum
San Bernardino National Forest
High in the heart of the
San Bernardino National Forest, at the edge of the high Mojave Desert, at an elevation of 3,350 feet above sea level,
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area captures the eye and the imagination with vistas of snow-capped mountain
peaks reflected on the lake.
Thirty miles from San Bernardino, Silverwood Lake was formed by the 249-foot Cedar Springs Dam, which holds
back the waters of the west fork of the
where it passes through the San Bernardino Mountains. Warm, dry breezes prevail during summer—with the highest
temperatures averaging between 90 and 100 degrees from June to September. From December
through March, rainy winter temperatures reach from the low 30s to the low 60s.
source: State of California
For some 2,500 years, the Serrano (Spanish
for “mountain people”) Indians occupied
Yahaviat (pine place) on the ...
The State Water Project
Supplying water and power for
California’s agriculture, cities and industry,
the Water Project also provides ...
Wildlife & Habitats
California mule deer, gray foxes, coyotes,
cottontail and brush rabbits, jackrabbits,
western gray and ...
Boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing,
hiking, bicyling, and swimming are all popular activities.
Several picnic areas surround the lake, including ...
Pacific Crest Trail
Forest Lakes Tour
Silverwood Photo Gallery
Desert Gazette - Silverwood