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Silver Lake - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Destination Report
Nearest City: Kirkwood, CA
Difficulty: Easy
Submitted by: Debbie


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.

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