Silver Lake, June Lake Loop, California

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Silver Lake

Visit Silver Lake, located in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain Range for world class trout fishing, spectacular lake side camping, and access to world renowned hiking trails. Read More

  • Explore the waters by kayak, or spend the day Trout Fishing.
  • Hikers explore beautiful Rush Creek Trail.
  • Silver Lake campground offers 39 campsites with amenities like picnic tables and fire rings.


Silver Lake, one of the four lakes located on the June Lake Loop on the Eastern slope of California’s Sierra Nevada, boasts world-class fishing, camping, hiking, and boating.

Location & Information

From Mammoth Lakes, head north on US-395 for 14 miles, then exit CA-158 N/June Lake Loop. Continue 8 miles to Silver Lake.

Silver Lake is located at approximately 7,000 feet, so summer is the ideal time to visit. For those who don’t mind the cold, winter ushers in opportunities for cross-country skiing, as well as a measure of solitude not available during the warm summer months. Call (760) 873-2400 with questions.


Like the other lakes on the June Lake Loop, Silver Lake is known for its Trout fishing. Choose to fish from shore or take to the water by boat. This area also offers stream fishing in Reversed Creek.

Rush Creek Trail begins at the north end of the lake and interconnects with both the Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails. Hikers can go for a short afternoon stroll or continue on for a backcountry backpacking adventure into The Ansel Adams Wilderness or Yosemite National Park. 

Silver Lake Campground offers 39 campsites. Amenities include a small store, water spigots, flush toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, and bear boxes. Reservations must be made 4 days in advance.

Boat Rentals
Boat rentals are available at the lake marina and several area lodges.  Available crafts include both small powerboats and kayaks.

Silver Lake lodging includes sixteen rustic cabins available for rent between the last week in April thru mid-October.