Set in the Skagit Valley area, Silver Lake Provincial Park is mainly a lakefront park covering 77 hectares in front of some massive mountains. Motorized boating is allowed on this lake, although the motors themselves are limited to ten horsepower to help keep noise and pollution down.
While Silver Lake itself is not within the park boundaries, it’s immediately accessible for visitors and provides outstanding trout fishing opportunities. This park is exclusively catch and release, and licenses are available for purchase in the nearby Hope and Silver Hope Creek areas. Ice fishing is technically possible during winter, but not recommended.
For those who’d rather stay on land, a 1 km hiking trail provides a casual excursion along the west side of the lake. Other park facilities include pit toilets, two hand pumps tested for safety weekly and a picnic area. A single wide gravel boat launch supports getting into the water but does not allow overnight parking.
Camping opportunities here include 25 sites total, three of which are doubles. Campfires are permitted in rings and firewood is available exclusively through the park operator unless you bring wood in with you. The day-use area remains available to foot traffic even when the gates are locked.