Silver Lake West Campground

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Silver Lake West Campground is located approximately 35 miles to the West of Sly Park Recreation via Mormon Emigrant Trail, on the West side of highway 88 across from Silver Lake (in El Dorado County).

The campground is usually open from mid-May through mid-October every year, depending on the weather and necessary maintenance.  Each campsite contains a picnic table, a fire ring with grill, and bear-resistant food storage lockers.

The area is wooded and speckled with large boulders and is adjacent to a creek. A tight fit, so it is recommended that RV’s or trailers do not exceed 24’.  The following sites will accommodate a 24 foot trailer/motor home: 6, 8, 27, 28 & 40.

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  • Water Availability at Silver Lake West Campground

    As of 7/13/2019, potable water is now available at the Silver Lake West Campground.

    7/13/2019 3:04:03 PM

  • Silver Lake West Campgound is Now Open

    Silver Lake West Campground is open for the 2019 season! Bring your own potable water as we DO NOT have potable water service available yet!

    7/5/2019 4:30:00 PM

  • Silver Lake Day Use Areas Open

    As of today, Friday June 14, we have a host on site at EID's Sandy Cove day use area, the dam and boat launch at Silver Lake are also open. Caples Lake still has about 50 percent ice. Silver Lake West Campground and Caples Lake Boat Launch remain closed.

    6/14/2019 3:15:00 PM

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  • Are day-use fees included in the camping?

  • Are there boat rentals?

  • Can I pre-pay or drop gear without occupying my site?

  • Can I run a generator?

  • Do you allow campfires?

  • Do you have bears?

  • Do you have cell phone reception in the campground?

  • Do you have fish cleaning stations?

  • Do you have hookups?

  • Do you have showers?

  • Do you have WiFi at the lake or in the campground?

  • Do you take reservations?

  • Does EID operate all Recreation on or at Silver and Caples Lake?

  • How many people can I have in my campsite?

  • How many vehicles can I have in my campsite?

  • If I buy an annual permit, where can I use it?

  • Is there a dump station?

  • Is there power?

  • What amenities are available?

  • Where can I get cell phone service?

  • Where can I park my boat trailer?

  • Where is the nearest gas?