US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles
District History (27 September 1999)
Location: The site of the former Silver
Lake Airfield is located adjacent to state Highway 127, 5.5 miles
north of Baker, San Bernardino County, California. It is located
on the dry lake bed of Silver Lake.
The War Department is not known to have
acquired nor have had any controlling interest in Silver Lake
Airfield, Baker, California. The airfield was established on
an estimated 340 acres of publicly-owned land in the 1930's and
administered by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) as
an intermediate emergency landing field. Real estate information
was nonspecific and incomplete.
During World War II, Silver Lake Airfield served as an airfield
for the Civil Air Patrol. Silver Lake Airfield was also a designated
landing field for Army Air Corps and Navy pilots during World
War II. The War Department is not known to have constructed any
facilities at Silver Lake Airfield.
No Federal disposal actions were necessary. The airfield was
administered by the CAA as an emergency landing field and weather
monitoring station until about 1950, when the airfield was closed.
The site is currently undeveloped desert owned by the Department
of the Interior.