There comes a time in our life when we feel the need to go out and spend the night outdoors. With the daily hustle and bustle that we face in the city in addition to our work, we feel a constant need for adventures and new discoveries.
When the chance arised, I decided not to prolong the agony and scheduled a silverwood lake camping trip together with my girl to fulfill the desire. Despite the short preparation time, the trip turned out to be surprisingly hassle-free and fun-filled.
I’d like to take the credit for the fun weekend, but it really was because of the perfect camping location. Silverwood Lake is a park that offers various kinds of activities that maximized our trip, leaving us with so much experience and no idle time.
Here are some of the best reasons on why you should visit this park soon.
Silverwood Lake Camping Grounds Caters To Everybody
Overnight facilities of the park caters to a wide range of campers: there areas for tent pitching, RV parking grounds, and even hiking or biking campsites. There are areas where you can clean your RV’s, and even PWD accessible areas. Whether you’re a family on an adventure or a small group, you can never go wrong with this park.
Boating And Fishing Activities
Boating vessels such as rafts, skis, and wake boards are readily available for campers to use. There are designated fishing and boating areas that can ensure all extreme activities are kept within a safe distance. From extreme surfing, wake boarding, to chill activities such as fishing, every preference is met by the park.
Super Biking and Hiking Trails
The Silverwood Lake Park is home to a wide range of wildlife, the vastness of the lake reflects the diversity it has to offer. Because of this, nature trails are more fun to discover; biking and hiking trails are well-designed to maximize the experience of seeing spectacular views and natural formations. Hiking with kids will not pose any problem or danger, as there are paved trails that are developed and easily accessed.
This activity sounds complex, but actually it is a great way to embrace the deep waters and discover the water’s wonders. The lake is rich with biodiversity, making it the perfect spot to go snorkeling and scuba diving for advanced swimmers.
During the summer, the park offers various interpretive activities and exhibits perfect for families such as campfire talks, Junior Rangers, and wildflower walks. Unlike other parks, the activities offered remain the same even if you visit a few years later, making it less fun for the kids. Keep in mind though that activities offered vary depending on the season, so be sure to check with the management if you plan on trying them out.
Winter Bald Eagle Tour
From January to March, this tour is being offered by the park; it is the chance to see a spectacular specie that is mostly found in Northern America.
A Very Accommodating Visitor Center
During our stay, the visitor center was able to accommodate us very efficiently. The staff are well-equipped with the knowledge needed to make our trip enjoyable and safe, and we appreciate the time they took to brief us and introduce us to the place. Everyone was all smiles when we arrived, it created the perfect first impression for our camping trip.
Sometimes, all we want in a camping trip is to have time for peace or meditation, if you’re scared that there’s no place to do so because of the vastness of activity areas, then don’t be.
The management has dedicated lawns that are perfect for picnic activities and quiet time with the family. Enjoy a cup of tea and some grilled cheese without being bothered by the noise and other campers.
The Park Basically Has Everything You Need
We’ve mentioned activities and facilities that Silverwood Lake Park offers, but we were able to do so because recounting from experience is easier when you really enjoyed the place.
The park is accessible, but clearly it does not mean there’s less things to see. In terms of facilities, activities, safety, and comfort, this park has it all. It’s the perfect site to jumpstart or deepen your love for the great outdoors.
With all the activities that you can participate in, it is crucial to understand basic guidelines to ensure no accidents will occur. Silverwood Lake puts effort into every camper’s safety, especially when engaging in activities that include swimming and boating.
Children below 14 years old are required to have adult supervision, and every non-swimmer and child should put on lifejackets prior to swimming. Glasses and dogs are likewise prohibited from swimming.
On the other hand, boating activities are only allowed until sunset and vessels must be docked by then; swimming or diving from boats is also not allowed.
Getting To The Park
The park is located in Silverwood Lake, California. Access is easy as it can be reached via the Highway 18 and 138, 20 miles north of San Bernardino.