Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

San Bernardino National Forest

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Sawpit Canyon Rd. Hesperia, CA 92345 760-389-2281 Reservations: 800-444-7275 Official Website

GPS: 34.2832, -117.3494

Last Price Paid: $45
Number of Sites: 136
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 3383 ft
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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CA 21' Winnebago 1700BH
1 review
Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 47
“Woodsy area by a lake”

Reviewed Apr 22, 2019

Overall Rating

The main roadway, 138 off the 15, is a mostly one lane slightly inclined and winding in places. Take your time and at speeds you are comfortable with. The 25mpg curve sign isn't lying. There is a gas station half way up that had cheaper gas then the exit on the 15. There is also the only restaurant we saw, Silverwood Sushi and Grill, a Sushi-Japanese fusion-Korean BBQ place just up the road from the gas station. Looked popular, wish we had stopped.

The good:

The entrance to the park is staffed, at least the weekend I was there, until 9pm, which is nice for a change. Wood can be purchased either at the entrance, or there is a mobile store with an Ice Cream sounding music that goes around late afternoon with wood and any camping supply you can think of, and yes, they have ice cream.

We dry camped as the hook up spots were all taken. The spot we picked (47) was pretty private, although not all of the dry spots looked like that. We did drive by the hook up spots and noticed there wasn't much room for those. The dry camping spots were much larger.

There is a RV dump with fresh water for RV dry campers.

There is a path (bike path?) that leads down to the marina not far away. It goes through a picnic area with tables, bbq grills, bathrooms, and a stream. The road was closed off to that area for some reason so it was mostly empty when we went. Kids had a great time playing in the stream and it felt fairly secluded. It might not when the road to parking in that area is open. The marina has a small store where you can buy water, snacks, beer, essentials. You can rent boats, Kayaks, and possibly fishing equipment? No real food to be had though.

The bad:

The weekend we went, and from other reviews on google that included most weekends, was a party weekend. Ranchera music was blasted all day long, every day. It switched to modern rock around 6pm, which was nice, but that went until 11pm. The next day, we got battling Ranchera from two different sides, both being blasted. I like music as much as the next guy, but I would be def if I listened to it that loud at my camp all day long.

The staff do not patrol the camp or enforce any rules that I have noticed. I did see them clean camp spots after ppl left and clean the bathrooms. Other than that its a free for all. The cops did drive through the second night and I noticed that the music got quieter after for about 15 minutes and then blasted again, so someone must have called them?

There is a nature is also a nature center that, but it was closed and looked empty while we were there.

No free wifi by us, but our Tmobile LTE signal was surprisingly great!

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Portland, OR 22' Airstream Sport 2010 VW Touareg
13 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 129

@ChasingTabor would stay here again

“Mountain escape”

Reviewed Jan 16, 2018

Overall Rating

A little pricy for a state campground but we had full hookups which ended up being key as the showers were not warm so we showered in our airstream instead. Beautiful views on the mountain and the lake. Spots were wider than deeper and paved and pretty level. We unhitched and parked next to our rig. We did see a few bigger RV's fit into the spots. The road up to here was really windy but longer RV's should be fine. Great cell service and escape from everything. I believe they have dry camping spots but unsure of the cost.

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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