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Silver Creek, CA

Photo: Silver Creek
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 18 2015   Season Dates


Silver Creek Campground is located near the town of Markleeville on scenic Highway 4. Visitors enjoy fishing various waterways in the area and exploring the nearby Pacific Crest Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a beautiful, shady fir and pine forest on the mountainside just above Noble Creek. The elevation is 7,100 feet.


Anglers enjoy fishing the nearby East Fork Carson River, as well as other creeks in the vicinity. The Pacific Crest Trail can be accessed just 3 miles west of the site.


This campground straddles Highway 4, creating two separate loops containing several single-family sites with picnic tables, food storage lockers and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Caution: black bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Highway 4 becomes steep, uphill, narrow and winding immediately past the campground
  • A fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • Click here for more info about the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests

  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.58897, -119.78717
38°35'20"N, 119°47'14"W

Located 11.7 miles south of Markleeville, California on State Highway 4, east of Ebbetts Pass.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Silver Creek
P.O. BOX 104

Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)694-1002
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