Amador County Eldorado National Forest Fishing and Hunting

Caples and Silver Lake Recreation facilities Closed for Season

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EID’s Hwy 88 Recreation Areas – Closed for the Season

Calples Lake Ca, October9, 2021 – El Dorado Irrigation district announced today that they have officially closed the Caples Lake and Silver Lake recreational facilities for the 2021 Season.

EID’s recreation facilities along Hwy. 88 are closed for the season. We hope to see you Spring 2022! We will post an update when we are able to open.

Silver Lake

Silver Lake and the Silver Lake West Campground lie at 7200′ and provide an excellent destination for your high alpine recreation activities. Surrounded by the El Dorado National Forest this exceptional location was a resting place along the Mormon Emigrant Trail established by Kit Carson.

The summer recreation season at Silver Lake varies depending on snow pack and weather conditions. Our goal is to open the campground for Memorial Day weekend and remain open through October.

Boating  of all types is allowed at Silver Lake, including personal watercraft like Jet Skis and SeaDoos.

Caples Lake

Caples Lake at 7800′ offers another  excellent high alpine get away. The predominate activity here is trout fishing but also offers scenic picnicking areas, a boat ramp and trail access to the Mokelumne Wilderness to the south.

Weather permitting, the boat launching and day use facility is open May 1st

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Sly Park Recreation Updates

Campfire Restrictions Downgraded

Charcoal and Wood Fires Okay in Designated Fire Pit Areas –

Fire restrictions have been downgraded after receiving a recordable amount of rain. Charcoal and wood fires are allowed in the designated fire pit areas.> Book your fall camping reservation online. > If you have more questions, contact us by email at

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