The best way to experience Silverwood Lake camping is to set up that tent right by the water, and Mesa Campground makes it easy. This enormous campground encircles the southwest tail of the lake, so you’ll have no excuse not to spend the whole day swimming, boating, fishing or just relaxing by the shore. Wildlife is everywhere, making it easy to forget you’re just a short drive from Los Angeles. Choose from 136 campsites, including seven walk-in sites and multiple group sites. Nearby parking and boat launches make it easy to unload your gear, and there are plenty of wooded trails nearby for when you need a break from the water.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
140 sites
Up to 40 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Many of the trails here are both bikeable and hikeable, so mountain bicyclists of all levels can enjoy the peaceful mountain-la...Read more


Silverwood Lake is boating heaven! You can water ski, wakeboard, tube, kayak, canoe, row, sail, fish, etc. The northern part of...Read more


If you love fishing, definitely come to Silverwood Lake during the fall or spring when it’s not boating season. With peace and ...Read more


There are 13 miles of paved hiking and biking trails! The Pacific Crest Trail even runs through here if you ambitiously decide ...Read more


This lake is a haven for water lovers, and kayakers and canoers will definitely have an awesome time paddling here. It’s fairly...Read more


If you can’t resist jumping into the water, don’t restrain yourself! There are two swim beaches in the southern end of the lake...Read more

Wildlife watching

Mule deer are easy to run into as they leap around in the early mornings, while coyotes, gray foxes and sometimes mountain lion...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Mesa Campground.

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Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
United States
Phone Number
(760) 389-2281
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34.284° N, 117.349° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 6 Sites
(Up to 40 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 134 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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