Silver Creek Campground


Area Status: Closed

Silver Creek Campground is located in a scenic fir and pine forest on the mountainside just above Noble Creek at an elevation of 6,800 feet. Popular activities include fishing nearby creeks and the East Fork Carson River, and hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail, which can be accessed just 3 miles west of the site.

This campground straddles Highway 4, creating two separate loops containing several single-family sites with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, and bear boxes. Vault toilets, potable water, and garbage service are provided. A campground host is located on-site; firewood is available for purchase. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Generally open from early June through early September as weather and conditions allow.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are required for most sites by calling toll free 877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at www.recreation.gov.  Sites 1, 12, 21, and 22 require no reservations and are first come first served.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: $18 Night for single unit
$34 Night for double unit
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: California camp fire permit required
Closest Towns: Markleeville, California
Water: Not available
Restroom: Vault (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions:

From Carson City or Minden, Nevada:

1. Take Highway 88 approximately 14 miles to Woodfords, California.

2. At Woodfords, turn left at the junction of Highways 4/89.

3. Travel approximately five miles south into the small town of Markleeville.

4. Continue through Markleeville for approximately three miles to the Highway 89/Monitor Pass turnoff.

5. Continue straight ahead on Highway 4 uphill for six miles to the Silver Creek Campground entrance.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 22 sites, 1 double site, 22 RV sites
Reservation Info Reservations are required for most sites by calling toll free 877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at www.recreation.gov. Sites 1, 12, 21, and 22 require no reservations and are first come first served.
Fire Information Campfire ok with California camp fire permit
No. of Accessible sites None
Sleeping Shelter No

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Amenities

Camping trailer: 22 sites - Up to 35 feet
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Toilets: Vault (2)
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.587

  Longitude : 
-119.7835

  Elevation : 
6,800