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.

Tips for Snagging a Campsite Reservation

  • The sites at Silver Lake Campground become available online 6 months in advance at 7am PT each day.
  • June through August is the busy season here, when campsites book out long in advance. 
  • There are no first-come, first-served sites here, but canceled reservations do return as "available" online.

    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.

    Campsite area
    Tent or RV sites
    63 sites
    Up to 6 guests per site
    Up to 6 vehicles
    No wheelchair access
    Campfires allowed
    Toilet available
    Pets allowed
    Potable water available
    Picnic table available


    Offered near the campground.


    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

    Horseback riding

    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

    Off-roading (OHV)

    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

    Snow sports

    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

    Wildlife watching

    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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    Hipcamper Heather
    Heather S.
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    May 21st, 2023

    The campground and surrounding lakes are beautiful. Be prepared (even in the summer) for sudden rainstorms.

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    February 1st, 2019

    Vault toilets only

    Hipcamper Troy
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    December 4th, 2018

    Great camp hosts. Gets chilly at night, even in the Summer

    Hipcamper Lindsay
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    September 25th, 2018

    Very nice place. Some sites are very close to the highway.

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    September 24th, 2018

    Check to see if water spigots are working

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    August 12th, 2015

    Great Campsite! Unless you have reservations, good luck finding a spot. We got there on Friday morning around 10 AM and snaked the last one! Bring a Canopy!!

    Hipcamper Jeff
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    April 23rd, 2015

    Early morning offers the best opportunities for seeing wildlife such as bears, deer or coyotes near Silver Lake.

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    Inyo National Forest
    United States
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    37.783° N, 119.126° W
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    Tent / RV / Trailer: 63 Sites
    (Up to 6 people per site)