Silverwood Lake

Birds of Interest

Bald Eagle, diving ducks

About this Location

High in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area captures the eye and the imagination with vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks reflected on the lake. The lake was formed by the 249-foot Cedar Springs Dam, which holds back the waters of the west fork of the Mojave River as it passes through the San Bernardino Mountains. Warm, dry breezes prevail during summer — with high temperatures averaging between 90 and 100 degrees from June to September. From December through March, rainy winter temperatures vary from the low 30s to the low 60s.

Park Hours:

April 1 - September 30: 6 AM - 9 PM daily

October 1 - March 31:  7 AM - 7 PM daily

Nature Center is open Friday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Park Fees

Day Use Regular:  $10 per vehicle

Day Use Summer Weekend and Holiday:  $20 per vehicle (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Official Website and Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area brochure and map

Map of Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
California State Parks