Campsite reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are also available.
All campsite reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first come, first served.
No-Shows and Late Arrivals
Reserved sites are held until 11am the day after the scheduled arrival date. If you do not occupy the site by 11am you will be considered a no-show and your reservation will be cancelled. All reservation charges and camping fees will be forfeited, and the park operator will have the right to give the site away to another visitor. Park operator contact information can be found here.
There is one campground with 25 sites (three double sites). There are no waterfront or pull-through sites. There is no service yard in this park.
Firewood is available through the park operator when they drive through collecting camping fees, cash is the only form of payment accepted. The nearest pay phone is located in Hope, approximately 10 km away. Limited cell phone service may be available.
|Vehicle-accessible camping fee||$18 per party per night|
|BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)||$9 per senior party per night|
For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page.
There is a two-wheel drive accessible, single-wide, gravel boat launch for small boats located near the day-use and campground areas. There is a parking area for vehicles and boat trailers, however, no overnight parking is available. Boats can be left in the water or beached overnight at owners own risk. A 10 horse power motor limit is in place for Silver Lake. There are no docks or marina. Waterskiing is not recommended.
Campfires are permitted in the campground fire rings only. While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
This park has a day-use and picnic area. There are no public shelters available. There is approximately one hectare of grassy area. There is a small rocky and sandy beach available. There are pit toilets, but no change houses. There are no campfires permitted in the day-use area and no barbeque facilities. The day-use area is available to foot traffic when gates are locked.
There is only one short, 1 km trail, which follows the west side of lake down an old road bed.
There is lake swimming available, however, there is no roped-off area. There are no wharfs or docks available. Drop-offs occur. There are no lifeguards on duty.
While Silver Lake is not included in the park boundaries, it provides excellent trout fishing opportunities.
The guidelines are catch and release only, use single barbless hook, and a 10 horse power motor limit. Licences are available for purchase in Hope, approximately 8 km away. Ice fishing is not recommended.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to the potential for problems with bears and other wildlife.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Silver Lake Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.