Silver Lake Resort

Silver Lake Resort is located on the shore of a beautiful alpine lake in the Eastern Sierra. The Resort has been owned and operated by the Jones Family for more than thirty years and offers guests the summer beauty of the Sierra with cabins, a RV park, an old fashion county store, and a country café that is over the top.

The Resort started with the vision of Roy & Nancy Carson in 1916 when they moved from Pasadena with their children to build the cabins, with some still existing today. The Resort was known as Carson’s Camp until they sold in 1940. The Jones family is only the fourth owner of the Resort and they continue to restore older cabins and structures and add new ones that still have that rustic mountain feel.

In the early years Hollywood celebrities discovered Silver Lake and built cabins around the lake. Wallace Berry, Noah Berry Jr., Frank Capra, Walter Lantz, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and others were frequent visitors to the Carson’s Camp store - even into the 1980’s.

Under the ownership of the Jones Family, Silver Lake Resort will continue to offer high country summer enjoyment to their guests for many years to come.

Note: Operating under permit with the Inyo National Forest.

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Latitude: 37.781298 Longitude: -119.1280174 Elevation: 7235 ft

Lodging Style and Amenities

Spend a wonderful vacation in one of our 17 comfortable non smoking mountain cabins. All cabins are housekeeping units and limited maid service is provided. All kitchens are furnished with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, utensils, coffee pot, toaster, 4-burner stove with oven/ broiler, refrigerator/freezer, table and chairs. Cabins are heated with propane heaters. Bed, bath and kitchen linens are provided. Towels are changed every other day and bed linen depending on the length of your stay. Cabin guests have use of picnic/barbecue areas and laundry room facilities. For your relaxation, TV's and phones are not provided. A public phone is available at the general store. All Cabins are non-smoking. Pets are not permitted in cabins or cabin area. Cabin occupancy is limited to the number of people shown on the Cabins Rate listing above. No sleeping in tents, campers and RV's in cabin areas.

Seasons Open

Open the last weekend in April through mid-October. (Spring, Summer, Fall)

Recreational Opportunities

Bird and Wildlife Watching Camping Climbing and Mountaineering Cycling Fishing Hiking Hunting Off-Highway Sightseeing and Photography Swimming and Beach Water-skiing, Wake-boarding and PWC

Rate Range

$132- $285/nt

Driving Directions

Silver Lake Resort is located on the North end of the June Lake Loop Highway 158 off of Interstate 395. See our website for detailed directions from your origin.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not permitted in cabins or cabin area.


What a memorable place! As we walked from Carson Peak to the Silver Lake Resort restaurant, we noticed a small band of new spring fawns just meandering by the lake. Nature at its best! We continued to the restaurant for the Eastern Sierras Best French Toast you’d ever hope to find. My family has been coming here off and on for 40 years. If you want to start a family legacy for endearing memories, then travel up to the Silver Lake Resort anytime of the year. You won't regret it...Beauty at its Best!

Adam Glasmacher, 12/17/2014

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