Kit Carson, Plasses and Kirkwood all have a small mom and pop general stores with limited supplies. Best to plan well before leaving.
Where is the nearest Gas?
The only station in the area is located at Kirkwood about seven miles to the north. You’ll pay a premium so again plan appropriately.
Is there a dump station?
No, the nearest is Plasses Resort located down a long grade on the South end of Silver Lake. Travelers who find themselves passing Sly Park Recreation Area on their way home can dump for free with proof of stay at Silver Lake West.
Is there power?
No power is available in the Silver Lake West Campground.
Are there boat rentals?
Not with EID however Kit Carson Lodge located at the North end of Silver Lake does rent small craft such as Kayaks, Canoes and small power boats.
Can I tie my boat up overnight?
EID does not oversee use on the water and so we discourage this activity.
Is there a place to park overnight?
No, Parking is limited and reserved for day guests.
Are Sly Park Annual Permits accepted?
Yes, annual permits are valid at Silver Lake as well as Caples Lake for day use.
Does EID operate all Recreation on Silver and Caples Lake?
No, EID only operates facilities mentioned on our website. The appropriate counties have jurisdiction on the waters. Recreational access can be from a variety of sources so it is important to know where you are.