Visitors to the Eldorado National Forest and Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest on Carson Pass find many wonderful places to explore.
Silver Lake West Campground is near the north shore of Silver Lake on Carson Pass in the Eldorado National Forest. Silver Lake West is operated by the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) while nearby Silver Lake East Campground is operated by the Forest Service. Visitors to Silver Lake enjoy beautiful mountains scenery, hiking trails, mountain biking, boating, and fishing.
Silver Lake West Campground has 42 campsites. Many can accommodate small RVs, trailers and tents. Sites #6, 8, 27, 28, 40, 41, 42 will accommodate RVs/trailers up to 24 feet. All campsites are first-come, first-served. EID requests that visitors fill RV and trailer water tanks before arrival at the campground.
|Location:||Near the north shore of Silver Lake, off Highway 88, 52 miles east of Jackson|
|Miles/Driving time from gateway city:||Sacramento - 95 miles, 1:58|
|Campground Open:||Mid-May through mid-October|
|Number of Sites:||42|
|Max. People per Site:||8 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||1 ($10 for extra vehicle)|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended, maximum of 2, $3 each per night|
|El Dorado Irrigation District:||(530) 295-6824|
|No Reservations||first-come, first-served|
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||24 feet|
|Accessible Sites:||None designated|
|Favorite Campsites:||#12, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24|
|Fees:||$25 per night (seniors $20)|
|Silver Lake East Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, fire ring with grills, bear-proof food storage boxes|
|Campground:||Vault toilets, piped water|
|Dump Station:||Available at nearby Plasse Resort for fee|
|Nearby attractions:||Silver Lake and Caples Lake for boating and fishing, Kirkwood for mountain biking and other activities, Carson Pass, Hope Valley, Blue Lakes, hiking trails. For more about recreation on Carson Pass see Up and Over Carson Pass|