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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.

Accommodations:

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.

Fees:

No fee to launch kayak/canoes.

Directions:

- 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.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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