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About Silver Lake West
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Alcohol Allowed
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Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
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Trash Available
Silver Lake West is located in California
38.6734 N
-120.122 W
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8 Reviews of Silver Lake West
Awesome and clean

Yearly tradition! This place is well maintained and clear water. Across the street is Silver Lake east, which is larger but not as cozy!

No one around

Rolled in with no reservations and not a clue as to camp for the night in my van. All campgrounds were closed but I found a little spot to park for the night right on the lake. Set up camp, did some fishing and cooked up dinner. My best friend and I fished this lake 30 years ago…Good memories

First to Review
Small sites on hills with pit toilet

Beautiful area close to Silver lake. Not too far from Kirkwood resort. Campground has pit toilets, no showers.

Get away from it all with hiking, fishing, kayaking, all within minutes of

This campground is a gem. With great sites, some close to the creek, friendly camp hosts, and an abundance of nearby activities, this is a must. Just next to tbe Potholes, hike down and spend the day in the pools carved out over the millenium by the waters. Across the highway is Silver Lake, where we kayaked, but you can use other water craft also. Thunder Mountain Trailhead, and others, are a quick jaunt down the road. Pit toilets are super clean, and no noisy partiers. Good selection of sites, and one of pur go to places.

amzing spot next to a local gem

the visit was great the campground was large and the plots were all very intresting in space. we had a great spot near some rhnning water to aid in the comfort. being close to silver lake and the pothokes there is plenty to do. bring your charcoal because there are bbq pits and fire pits. Bathrooms had running water but we never needed them. we come prepared and pack out. loved the large trees throughout the campground provided lots of shade. the bear boxes and tables were clean. probably one of the more expensive campsites but it wasnt unreasonable.


Good location near the swimming holes and Kirkwood

One of my favorites

I love this spot. You can walk to the pot holes for a swim or cross the street to one of the most beautiful lakes. It’s close to lots of trails. Easy access. Has bear boxes and fire rings. There are usually snow flowers every wear early in the season.

First to Review
Fun campground at Silver Lake

This is a great place to camp if you want to go to Silver Lake or other area lakes for water recreation or hiking. Also the Pot Holes are along the river right along this campground - downside is that there can be a lot of foot traffic due to the pot holes. Some sites are under the trees, some are more up against the rocks. First come, first served / no reservations. Car and RV sites, picnic tables, fire rings.

Kit Carson, Plasses and Kirkwood all have a small mom and pop stores with limited supplies This campground is not the same ownership as Silver Lake East which is on the other side of HWY 88.