Hotel at a Glance: Silver Lake Resort
You won’t have to venture far from Silver Lake Resort to enjoy some early-morning fishing. You can even stay in your PJs—the resort’s waterfront motel rooms have balconies overlooking the lake, allowing you to cast a line right from your balcony. If you’d rather head out on the water, rent one of the resort’s boats.
- Picture-perfect setting: Pine-studded hills frame Mount Saint Helens in the distance.
- Included perks: Both options come with a bottle of wine; one option adds a continental breakfast basket with coffee, biscotti, muffins, and other snacks.
- Home away from home: Motel rooms and cabins have full kitchens.
- Cabins are equipped with fire pits and picnic tables and allow pets for $15 each per night.
- Upgrade to a suite for a jetted tub, a fireplace, and a wraparound deck (additional fee applies; contact the property).
Silver Lake, Washington: Outdoor Adventure and Fishing Near Mount St. Helens
Silver Lake can’t ask for a better backdrop, what with Mount St. Helens looming in the distance. Pine trees and a freshwater lake complete the scenic views at this outdoor destination. Boaters and anglers flock to the shores to catch bluegill and other fish, while others are content to paddle canoes through the peaceful waters.
On land, mountain biking is a popular distraction, as is hiking along the wooded trails of Gifford Pinchot National Forest, where more than 1 million acres stretch past forests and waterfalls amid views of Mount St. Helens. When the weather gets colder, skiers can zoom down winding paths at nearby Marble Mountain Sno-Park.