Silver Lake Campground
At just under 10,500 feet Silver Lake Campground is the highest elevation campground on the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. It opens in late June or early July depending on snow depth. The campground is beside the Snowy Range Scenic Byway on Silver Lake. This facility provides easy access to exploring the trails, lakes, streams, and glacial landscapes of the area. Facilities include 17 campsites with 3 RV pull-throughs (trailers under 32'), picnic tables, toilets, water, fire grates, and trash receptacles with a 14 day stay limit. There are two trailheads at the campground. Popular attractions near this campground include Silver Lake, Lake Marie Falls, Mirror Lake, Medicine Bow Peak Trail, French Creek CanyonTrail and Miners Cabin Trail.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||9/30/21 closed for season, gate is locked|
|Operational Hours:||Open July through September, weather permitting.|
|Reservations:||no reservable sites.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets|
|Fees:||$10 per night per site.|
|Open Season:||July - September|
|Closest Towns:||Saratoga, WY|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (2)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
From Saratoga travel south on Highway 130 for 8 miles to the 130/230 intersection. Turn left and travel 24 miles up Highway 130 to Silver Lake Campground. From Centennial stay on Highway130 for 18 miles to reach Silver Lake Campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||17 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Lake and Pond Fishing
Silver Lake can be acessed using the Silver Lake Trail that surrounds the lake. The lake is 17 acres in size with a maximum water depth of 25 feet. Brook trout reside in the lake.