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Parks - 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 Mojave River 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.
Native PeopleFor 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 & HabitatsCalifornia mule deer, gray foxes, coyotes, cottontail and brush rabbits, jackrabbits, western gray and ...
Recreational ActivitiesBoating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, hiking, bicyling, and swimming are all popular activities. Several picnic areas surround the lake, including ...
360° photo of Silverwood Lake
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source: State of California
Silverwood Lake Map
Interactive Lake Map
Explore the lake by boat
Swimming at the beach
Discovering Silverwood on foot
Photo of the lake and link to virtual aerial tour of area to the north of the lake
Pacific Crest Trail
Hike to the lake from the Mojave River Forks along the Pacific Crest Trail
Forest Lakes Tour
More lakes of the San Bernardino National Forest, starting with Silverwood
Activities, camping reservation & contact phone numbers