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Silver Lake in California

Trip Overview

Beautiful, alpine lake.

Some nice rocky formations along the shoreline as well as in the shallows.
Altitude around 6500 ft.


Nice parking lot with bathrooms. Campgrounds on/near lake. Close to PCT and several nice hikes. About 1 hour from Lake Tahoe and Pollock Pines on Hwy 88.


No fee to launch kayak/canoes.


- From Hwy 50 (coming from Lake Tahoe)

Take Hwy 89 South towards Meyers, then Right on Hwy 88 (West) for about 30 mins.

- From Placerville:
Take Morman Emigrant Rd (near Sly Park)
Left on Hwy 88 and drive about 10 minutes.

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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