Have a great time experiencing Silver Lake Resort and all it has to offer. Make sure to check out our Gallery of photos!
Silver Lake is one of the best Large-mouth Bass fishing lakes in Washington State. We also have abundant Crappie, Trout, Perch, Bluegill, Catfish and two kinds of Carp. If you don’t have a pole or forgot yours, we have them available to rent, plus a well supplied tackle shop to help you land the big one!
Launch your boat from our launch, and moor it in our marina. We also have boat rentals including pontoons, aluminum motor boats, aluminum row boats, pedal boats, and canoes. We provide life jackets as required by state law. Click here for boat rental rates.
While we do not have a beach or designated swimming area, and there is no lifeguard on duty, people do like to enjoy a swim in the lake. Of course children under 12 years of age must have an adult with them at all times while on the docks or near the water, and must wear a life preserver.
We have a field for playing a variety of games such as Volleyball, Frisbee or catch and horseshoe pits. We also have a playground for kids with slides and swings.
Activities near Silver Lake Resort:
Seaquest State Park—Great for hiking and biking trails!
Hoffstadt Bluff Visitor Center—Enjoy a nice breakfast or dinner then catch your helicopter tour to Mt. St. Helens here.
Mt. St. Helens Visitors Center—Washington State information on the mountain, with displays and educational items for those interested in finding out more about the area affected by the Volcano.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument—The drive to Mount St. Helens is a wonderful drive and great experience. It is a landmark in the Northwest and popular stop for tourists throughout the world. While driving please be cautious of animals wondering onto the road.
Mount St. Helens and surrounding areas—This county website has lots of good information on places to see.
The Forest Learning Center at Mt. St. Helens—We invite you to join the 30th anniversary commemoration by browsing this web site, especially the interactive sections that allow you to:
- View a live webcam at Mount St. Helens and the Forest Learning Center
- Use our interactive map with its bird’s eye view of the mountain
- Go inside the blast
- Compare before and after photos of our forestlands
- See the animals that have returned with our wildlife viewer
- View Mount St. Helens memories from our Forest Learning Center volunteers
Johnson Ridge Observatory—This Observatory looks directly into the volcano crater, has hiking trails and a terrific display on the geologic activity of the volcano. A must see!
Ape Caves—These underground lava tubes are a fascinating experience to hike for 3 miles with lanterns, flashlights or head lamps. Truly a unique experience.
Helicopter Tours—There are several places to catch a ride to see the mountain from a birds eye view.
Purchase Fishing & Hunting licenses online—A link to the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife. Fishing licenses are required for anyone 14 & older in Washington State (yes, this includes Silver Lake).
Hiking Trails and Permits—A link to obtain permits as well as where to hike and the rules for climbing the mountain.
Longview/Kelso Chamber of Commerce—There are many wonderful activities and businesses in the Greater Kelso & Longview areas.
Silver Lake Grange Hall—For the larger groups that need more than our meeting spaces, the grange hall is less than ¼ mile away, and offers kitchen facilities and large meeting rooms.