Silverwood Lake Boating

San Bernardino County

Silverwood Lake, San Bernardino County, California
Silverwood Lake, San Bernardino County, California

Silverwood Lake Boating

San Bernardino County

Silverwood Lake Boating in a Nutshell

  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Patio Boats, Fishing Boats, Pleasure Cruisers
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Row Boats, Rafts, Sailing

Silverwood Lake Boat Reservations and Fees

You are advised to have a Boat Launch Reservation ( or 1-800-444-PARK) before arriving at the lake from May through September. The number of boats allowed on the lake is limited to 125. The Launch Reservation also assures you of a parking place for your trailer in the day parking lot or a campsite with space for your boat and trailer if you are staying overnight. No boat or trailer may be left in the parking lot overnight. Launch Reservations usually fill up on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. The maximum speed allowed on the lake is 35 MPH.

Summer Park Hours: (May - September)   6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Winter Park Hours: (Oct. - April)   7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Note: The park hours shown here are based on the State of California's website; Rocky Mountain Recreation, which operates the marina, advertises closing times at 6:00 PM in the winter.

Park Fees:   Entrance $10, Boat Launching $10 (canoes, kayaks launch free)
Annual Passes:   Vehicle $195, Watercraft $100 (each)

Silverwood Lake Marina

Located on the south shore of the lake.
(760) 389-2299,   Rocky Mountain Recreation - Silverwood Lake Marina
Snacks are available at Maranna's Snack Bar


  • Launch Ramp   4 lanes - Reservation strongly recommended
  • Facilities:   Fuel Dock, Store, Cafe, Daytime Trailer Parking
  • Marina Store Hours: 6 AM - 6:00 PM in summer (6 PM on Sat. and Sun.);
      7 AM to 3 PM in winter
  • Slips:   Wet Slips and Dry Storage for Monthly or Nightly Visitors. Annual rates are available.
  • Overnight Storage: (maximum of 7 days)

Boat Rentals:
  - 14-foot Aluminum Boats
  Pontoon Boats

On the Water Rentals

(760) 389-2288
Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 9 AM to 6 PM

Boat Rentals
  Jet Skis
  2-Person Pedal Boats
  4-Person Pedal Boats
  Kayaks (1 or 2 Person)

Silverwood Lake Boat Inspections Overview

For Quagga and Zebra Mussels

All boats, personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes, sailboards, inflatables, and float tubes must undergo a mandatory inspection. This inspection is to prevent the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels. All vessels must be clean, drained, and dry prior to entering Silverwood Lake.

If you pass inspection and launch your vessel, you will have the option of having your vessel undergo a post inspection after you are done boating for the day. When your vessel undergoes post inspection they will verify it is clean, drained, and dry. After the post inspection, a seal will be put on your vessel. If you return to Silverwood Lake or Lake Perris with that seal intact and your post inspection form, you will be allowed to by-pass the inspection station.

Read complete information at Silverwood SRA's website: Silverwood Vessel Inspection Information

Key Silverwood Lake
Boating Regulations

  • Direction of travel in the main body of lake is counter clockwise.
  • All boats must be removed from the lake by sunset.
  • The channel is a no-ski zone.
  • Lake speed limit is 35 MPH; 5 MPH in restricted areas.
  • No riding on the bow, gunwale or transom of any vessel.
  • Freestyle, wake jumping, or trick riding is prohibited. Jumping or attempting to jump the wake of another vessel within 100 feet of the other vessel is prohibited by law.
  • Courtesy Dock at launch ramp - 15 minutes loading and unloading only. No unattended vessels left at Courtesy Dock
  • A float tube can be towed behind a boat or a wave runner if it is a commercially manufactured inflatable. Non-commercial devices such as car or truck inner tubes are not allowed. When personnel are onboard it may be towed only in the waterski area. It may be towed to and from area with no persons on board.

For a complete list, see
California State Parks Boating Rules


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Silverwood Lake
Bald Eagle Tours

Ranger led Bald Eagle Barge Tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. during December, January, February and March.

Reservations are required. For reservations or more information call the Silverwood Lake State Park Office at (760) 389-2281 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Participants meet at the Marina launch ramp. Park admission is free for those going on the tour.

Silverwood Lake
Launch Ramps

  • Main Launch Ramp at the Marina
    - Paved, 7 Lanes
  • Cleghorn Small Craft Car-top Launch Ramp

Marine Services

Desert Marine
11626 Mariposa Rd Hesperia, CA

Desert Marine

Sundance Marine Inc
16775 Spruce St # B, Hesperia, CA
(760) 956-5770

Mile High Marine
Storage & Service

29163 Hook Creek Rd.,
Cedar Glen, CA
(909) 337-4460

Elite Marine
781 W. La Cadena Dr.,
Riverside, CA
(951) 784-6562

Elite Marine

Fiber Pro Marine Center
316 Lankershim Ave.,
Highland, CA
(909) 888-6331