Activities

220x800Have a great time experiencing Silver Lake Resort and all it has to offer. Make sure to check out our Gallery of photos.

Fishing

Silver Lake is one of the best Large-mouth Bass fishing lakes in Washington State. We also have abundant Crappie, Trout, Perch, Bluegill, Catfish, Warmouth, Pumpkin Seed,  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!

Boating

Launch your boat from our launch and moor it in our marina.

We also have BOAT RENTALS, including pontoons (flat decked fishing boats), aluminum motor boats, aluminum row boats, pedal boats,  canoes, kayaks, & stand up paddle boards.  We provide life jackets as required by state law. Click here for boat rental rates.

Swimming

While we do not have a beach or designated swimming area, and there is not a 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 & wear a life jacket while on the docks or near the water.

Playground

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!

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 wandering 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 browse this web site, especially the interactive sections that allow you to:

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. This is located near Woodland, Washington.

Helicopter Tours–Catch a ride to see the mountain from a birds eye view. Take the Crater Tour or the Summit Tour. Call 503.648.2831.

North Fork Survivors–Check out the buried A-Frame house (the eruption buried ‘er).  You are in Big Foot Country. Call for Scenic Flight Tours 360.274.6789.

Treehouse Island Zip Line–Book your Zip Line or Treehouse Adventure today.

Puzzle Quest–Puzzle Quest is an Escape Room located in Kelso, WA. Do you think that you can beat the odds and complete your mission before the clock strikes zero? Find out by booking your Escape today.

Mt St Helens Institute–Art Blast, Music on the Mountain, Youth Camp, Sky & Star Party, Carnival of Colors.

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.