LAKE CAMPGROUND, CA

Lake Campground offers an excellent escape from the city, just a short drive northeast of the Los Angeles metro area. It's set on the shores of Jackson Lake, providing a scenic, peaceful setting for fishing, swimming and canoeing in Angeles National Forest. Visitors enjoy ...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • It is advised that transportation remain on-site with your group in case of emergency evacuations.
  • Fire restrictions may be enforced due to dry conditions; call (661)296-9710 for fire hazard status
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Canoes and inflatable boats are the only boats permitted on the lake
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • Please only call the office between the hours of 7am-10pm
  • Click here to learn more about the Angeles National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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AREA LAKE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 42 Back-In
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AREA LAKE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 43 Pull-Through
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Lake Campground offers an excellent escape from the city, just a short drive northeast of the Los Angeles metro area. It's set on the shores of Jackson Lake, providing a scenic, peaceful setting for fishing, swimming and canoeing in Angeles National Forest.

Visitors enjoy exploring the Angeles Crest Scenic Byway, which offers incredible views of oak thickets, high desert landscapes, chaparral and pine forests.

Natural Features:

Lake Campground sits at an elevation of 6,100 feet in Angeles National Forest. Campsites are secluded and shaded with scattered oak trees and Jeffrey pines. Daytime temperatures in the summer are usually in the low 80s and evenings are cool.

Angeles National Forest spans nearly 695,000 acres over most of the San Gabriel Mountain Range in southern California. Vegetation ranges from chaparral and oak at lower elevations to pine forests at higher altitudes. Elevations range from 1,200 to 10,000 feet.

The endangered California condor inhabits the forest. The Least Bells vireo and the Southwestern Willow flycatcher are two migratory birds that visitors enjoy spotting in the area. Other local inhabitants include the Arroyo toad, mountain yellow-legged frog, the mountain lion and the two-striped garter snake.

Recreation:

Wildlife viewing is a popular activity, as visitors may see bobcats, mountain lions, bears and Nelson bighorn sheep.

Powerboating is not permitted on Jackson Lake, so the setting is peaceful and quiet for swimming, canoeing and fishing. The lake is stocked with trout and bluegill.

Facilities:

Campsites can accommodate eight campers and two vehicles. Food storage lockers, grills, picnic tables, vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood can be purchased at nearby Mountain Oak Campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Take a hike on the Blue Ridge Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail is an impressive path that starts in Mexico and zigzags its way through Angeles and continues north across California, Oregon and Washington.

Booking Window
Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 09 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Walk In Mon Oct 27 2014 Sun Nov 02 2014
Peak Fri May 08 2015 Sun Oct 25 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Self Pay Station
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Firewood Vendor
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 09 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
Walk In Season
Oct 27 2014 -
Nov 02 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
Peak Season
May 08 2015 -
Oct 25 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.39056, -117.72333
34°23'26"N, 117°43'24"W

From Wrightwood, turn left on CA-2 W/Angeles Crest Highway and drive for 3.6 miles. Then turn right onto Big Pines Highway and drive 2.7 miles. Look for signs into the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LAKE CAMPGROUND
22234 BIG PINES HWY
WRIGHTWOOD  CA  92397

Phone Number:

Information:  (760)249-3526