A quiet camp ground on Ricker Pond, a motor free pond, is a wonderful way to spend the weekend. The pond is serene and a great place to swim, paddle, explore, and fish.
If you paddle or swim to the other side of the camp ground, there is a huge rock with a rope swing.
My favorite is to get sites 22 & 23 and have awesome water access, places to hang hammocks, just across from the bathrooms but down the hill enough to not be bothered by the comings and goings.
There ishiking close by as well.
Great campground for hanging out and a place to bring your boat. The reservoir is a fun place to explore via kayak and cannoe as well as by motorboat! We tend to hang at the site more than the beaches as the beaches are very small and full of children. This is a great park to just relax.
I have stayed at Silver Lake State Park for years now.
There is a beach with wading depth, sand for playing, buoys to mark the shallow area, a large dock to jump from with a ladder for climbing out. Located at the beach area is also lawn space for games, a volleyball court, a fantastic playground. There is a bathroom and changing room, ice for sale and a great snackbar. Rowboats, paddleboats, cannoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards are all available for rent during the day and the dock where the boats are stored is a great place to fish from.
In addition to fishing from the dock, there are great picnic spots located off to the side all along the water front with more fishing opportunities. Back by these picnic spots are horseshoe pits, additional bathrooms, and more lawn space to play on.
If you have a large group, they have a great pavillion for day use that has its own water source and horseshoe pits.
Camping is easy and the sites are well spaced. Some are located closer together than others but even if you are there with people you don't know, you never feel like you are on top of each other. The lean-tos all have a great sense of privacy.
Bathrooms are clean, showers are coin-op but so great and the hot water is plentiful.
All in all, I love coming here!