The Silver Lake Campground is nestled on the shores of the spectacular subalpine Silver Lake, at 7,200 feet elevation in the Eastern Sierra. The campground has sites set along the banks of Silver Lake and nearby Rush Creek, both surrounded by willow and aspen trees. A small market and cafe are within walking distance of camp, and the town of June Lake is close by. Part of the four-lake June Lake Loop, Silver Lake sits right below Carson Peak, offering sublime mountain views, meaning trailheads departing Silver Lake climb into the Ansel Adams Wilderness, where glacial lakes, granite crags, and peaks above 13,000 feet reward hikers.
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When to Go
Silver Lake Campground typically opens in April and closes in September, depending on the area's snowpack. For current season dates and weather conditions, contact the Mono Lake Ranger Station at (760) 647-3044. At 7,200 feet of elevation, visitors should prepare for cold weather camping in spring and fall. In September and October, some some deciduous trees put on a fall foliage show on the June Lake Loop. Although Silver Lake Campground is closed in winter, there is skiing nearby at the June Mountain Ski Area.
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June Lake has single tracks and dirt roads, offering something for bikers of all levels. Good mountain biking is available on m...Read more
You can boat, kayak, and canoe right on Silver Lake. The nearby Grant Lake, Gull Lake, and June Lake also have boat launches, w...Read more
With 400 lakes and 1,000 miles of rivers and streams, this area is prime for fishing trout—rainbow, cutthroats, brook, brown, a...Read more
Moderate nearby day hikes include the Gull Lake Loop, the June Lake Loop, and the Reversed Peak Trail. Directly across the road...Read more
There are a good number of horse campgrounds to stay at, as well as pack stations that will give you all of the info you need, ...Read more
Many of the lakes allow non-motorized boating, which means kayakers, canoers, and other small paddling boats are welcome out in...Read more
There’s an expansive network of routes for off-road vehicles to explore: spanning 2,000 miles, you can drive up into the mounta...Read more
Mountain climbers and boulderers will find enough ground to play on. Mammoth Lakes has some moderate climbs, with great names l...Read more
Thanks to the abundant snowfall, cross country skiers have plenty to explore, especially in the Mammoth Lakes area. Gorp offers...Read more
Swimming is permitted in Silver Lake—just be prepared for cold water unless it's the middle of summer. June Lake also has a swi...Read more
The Inyo forest is home to black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, martens, foxe...Read more
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