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.
Silver Lake West Camping Fees We are NOT affiliated with Silver Lake East Campground.
2019 Season Closing - Sandy Cove and Ferguson Point Day Use Areas
Sandy Cove and Ferguson Point day use areas will close October 3 for the 2019 season.
10/2/2019 4:15:00 PM
Improvements Underway at Eldorado National Forest’s Caples Lake and Silver Lake East Campgrounds
EID's Board of Directors recently approved a contract to begin making improvements to the Eldorado National Forest campgrounds located along Highway 88 at Caples Lake and Silver Lake East. These improvements are requirements of EID’s 40-year hydroelectric operating license issued by the FERC.
9/24/2019 8:45:00 AM
September 22 Ends the 2019 Season at Silver Lake West Campground
Silver Lake West Campground last day of the 2019 season, Sunday, September 22. This year was short and we are sad that summer has come to an end. The good news is we will be working on improving the campground for the 2020 season. Note: Water service will be shut down soon, prepare accordingly.
9/6/2019 4:00:00 PM