FAQs

Do you allow pets?

Yes, four-legged friends are welcome. Pet fees are $10 per pet per night in our cabins, and $5 per pet per night in RV’s and tents. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets in the motel, and for the safety and comfort of all of our guests, aggressive dogs are not allowed – thank you for understanding.

How far are you from Mt. St. Helens?

Close! Sometimes it feels as though you could reach out and touch Mt. St. Helens – it’s only 45 minutes to the Johnson Ridge Observatory. We are the closest motel and accommodations to the National Park. There are also interesting places to check out along the way. Visit the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center website for more details: http://www.mountsthelens.com/visitorcenters.html

Can we bring our own boat?

Yes, you can! Guests enjoy complimentary use of our awesome boat launch and docks for moorage. And if you’re not a guest, you can still launch your boat here for just $5 and take advantage of our dock moorage for $17 a night.

Do you rent boats?

Yes, we do! We have pontoon boats, motor boats, row boats, canoes, one person Kayaks and paddle boats for rent. You can now RESERVE YOUR BOAT ON LINE before you come. Pull down the “accommodations” tab, click on “on line reservations” and select “utilities” to reserve your boat and times. Or feel free to call us for rates and reservations, or view the rate listings. We also rent fishing rods for $5 a day.

Can we come for just the day to picnic, fish, or visit with people?

Absolutely! You can have access to our entire relaxing property until 10 PM – including our playground, picnic area, fire pit, docks, and other amenities – for only $5 per day per person.

Do you get cell reception?

Yes. If you NEED to stay in touch with work, AT&T, Verizon, and US Cellular work great. Unfortunately Sprint & T-Mobile generally do not get reception in our location.

Can I put up a tent along with my RV?

Generally Yes. The tent must fit within your RV site, and there is an additional $24 fee per night. We do allow tent set up in RV spaces 1-9 & 16-19. However the “Deluxe” full hookup sites (10-15) are too small for additional tents and we ask that they not be set up there. Please recognize this is a small property, so we prefer that you rent an extra space in the tent area or adjacent RV space for your extra tent. Things will not seem so tightly cramped this way. Please do not put any structures in the common areas or outside your space. Also no tents or structures (including canopies) outside cabins or motel rooms, thank you.

Do you have full hook ups?

We have water and electricity, at all our RV sites and there are 5 sites that have sewer hook ups (Deluxe RV sites 10-15). Please note that we are on a septic system, recently installed and updated. To use the sewer hook up, please arrive empty, and do not us ANY sanitizer, enzymes or chemicals in your system. We will confirm this prior to opening the hook up. If this is an issue, there is a dumping station at Seaquest State Park less than a mile down the road (they charge ~$7). There are also rest areas along highway I-5 that have free dumping stations. Also these deluxe sites cannot have extra tents in their site.

Can you swim in the lake?

Yes. There is no specifically designated area for swimming – you can swim off the docks, the boat ramp, or jump off your boat. All children need to have adult supervision whenever on the docks or in the water. We do not have lifeguards, so swimming is at your own risk. Also the water is shallow, so no diving!

Do you need a fishing license?

Yes, according to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, everyone age 15 and older needs a fishing license. You can find details of the sport fishing regulations and seasons at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/

Do you sell fishing licenses?

No, we don’t – you can buy them online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/ or at Drew’s Grocery store in Toutle or Chuck’s Chevron, just up the road from us.

Do you have WiFi?

Yes, for those who just can’t disconnect, we do! It does not reach the whole property, but you should have good reception on the peninsula and near the office area.

Do you have a restaurant on site?

Unfortunately we do not. We do have a convenience store with packaged foods, frozen products, and seasonally we will stock hot dogs, eggs, bacon, bread etc. Additionally, there are several restaurants nearby, and a pizza place that delivers. And our picnic area on the peninsula includes a complimentary gas grill for guests.

What is the weather like?

Here’s a link to the current weather conditions and forecast: http://www.weather.com/weather/right-now/98645:4:US

How is the fishing?

Silver Lake is one of the BEST Largemouth Bass fishing lakes in the state. Several tournaments are held on the lake ever year. The lake is open year round for fishing. And of course fishing is one of the best parts of spending time at Silver Lake Resort. The lake also has Perch, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout, Catfish, Crappie, and Carp. We post photos of the recent catches regularly, so check out our facebook page for recent fishing stories!

What is your cancellation policy?

If you should need to cancel your room, please be aware of our cancellation policy. Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to your arrival will be refunded, minus a nominal $25 cancellation fee. Guests are responsible for the entire confirmed stay within 14 days of arrival. This policy enables us to ensure that our desirable accommodations are available to interested guests. There is a separate cancellation policy for group & event registration that will be in your agreement.

Are there phones in the rooms?

No, we don’t have phones in the rooms. It’s more relaxing that way!

Do the rooms have Air Conditioning?

All of our rooms have fans, but sorry not AC.

What are the best reasons to stay at the Silver Lake Resort?

Here are a few comments from guest reviews on TripAdvisor: Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing location. Cozy setting. Fantastic views. Awesome fishing. Friendly and helpful staff. Close to Mt. St. Helens hiking trails. Great value. The most relaxing time we have ever had.