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  Lake Campground       3423'26''N  11743'24''W Elevation 6222'  
    Jackson Lake, just west of the campground Vegetation around the campground is mixed pine and oak Topographic map of area
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  Access: 3 miles west of Angeles Crest Highway (2) on Big Pines Highway.  
  Facilities: 8 sites, RVs up to 18 feet. Restrooms, picnic table, boat ramp and fire rings. Drinking water available.  
  Season: May through October. Operated by Concessionaire. For information and reservations, call National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777) or go to You may be asked to specify the following: 1.) Angeles National Forest 2.) Big Pines Recreation Area 3.) Wrightwood, CA 4.) Name of Campground. (Reservations may be made May 15-Sept. 15.)  
  Fees: Operated by Concessionaire. For information and reservations, call National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777) or go to  
  Nearby Hiking Trails: Numerous trails lace the area. The Pacific Crest Trail and the Sheep Mountain Wilderness are just south of the campground.  
  Nearby 4x4 Trails: None within campground.  
  Comments: Just a few miles outside the Los Angeles metro area, Lake in the Angeles National Forest is great for a quick weekend getaway. The campground is just 6 miles from Wrightwood, on the shore of Jackson Lake. Sites are secluded with scattered oak trees and jeffery pines for shade. Temperatures are usually in the low 80's on summer days with cool evenings. Activities include sightseeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating and swimming. It is close enough to Jackson Lake for campers to enjoy fishing, swimming and canoeing. The Lake is kept stocked by the Fish & Game department. Only canoes and blow-up boats are allowed on the Lake. Lake Campground is open from mid May to early November. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance, but must be made at least 4 days prior to your intended arrival date. There are 8 campsites total, some of these sites are available for first come first serve. Each site capacity is 8 people and 2 vehicles. Firewood can be purchased at nearby mountain oak< adjacent to lake's entrance. During hot and dry summer months, fire restrictions are common and campfires may be prohibited. Please check for current fire restrictions with the Angeles National Forest at (661)296-9710. CAUTION: Bears frequent the area.  
  Current Weather: Click here for the current 'pointcast' for this spot. ('Pops up' in a new window)  
  Managing Agency: US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest  
  This information is generally reliable, but not guaranteed. Use this information at your own risk. Outdoor conditions can change rapidly. Sometimes long periods go by between the time our web pages are updated, so you may find the conditions on any road, trail or campsite are very different from the descriptions given above. Be prepared to make alternate plans. Plan ahead, do some research and make sure you have a map and compass and plenty of backbone. Whenever possible, call the managing agency for a current update before you travel. And carry an extra pair of dry socks, just in case.