Lake Campground

Jackson Lake - Angeles National Forest

Mt. Baldy, Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Lake Campground by Jackson Lake

in the Angeles National Forest find a wide variety of destinations to explore in the San Gabriel Mountains

  • Enjoy hiking in the sub-alpine setting of the Cucamonga Wilderness, perhaps glimpsing some Nelson bighorn sheep.
  • Hike the Burckhardt and Pacific Crest trails through the Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness.
  • Hike the 10-mile Mt. Waterman Trail from Three Points to Buckhorn.
  • Set off backpacking in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness.
  • Go mountain biking on the San Gabriel Peak Trail or the West Fork National Recreation Trail.
  • Cast your fishing line into Crystal Lake or Little Rock Reservoir.
  • Try horseback riding on the Natures Canteen Trail or the Echo Mountain Trail.
  • Drop in to the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center on a weekend.
  • Enjoy the exhibits at the Chilao Visitor Center on Highway 2.

Key Lake Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in fire rings.
  2. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.
  4. A National Forest Adventure Pass is needed for vehicles parked in non-fee campgrounds in the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests.

Lake Campground

Lake Campground is located at the eastern end of ¼-mile long Jackson Lake in the Angeles National Forest. Visitors to the campground enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake. A drive along Angeles Crest Scenic Byway makes a wonderful day-trip. A variety of hiking trails lead out from the area around Jackson Lake.

Lake Campground has 8 campsites which may be reserved ahead of time. The well-shaded campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Supplies are available about 5 miles away in the town of Wrightwood.

Campground Basics
Lake Campground Location: Big Pines Highway, 5 miles west of Wrightwood and 21 miles west of Cajon Junction on I-15
Elevation: 6,100 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Los Angeles - 80 miles
San Bernardino - 36 miles
Number of Campsites: 8
Open - Closed: May - November
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (2nd vehicle fee)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District: (661) 269-2808

Reservations available Mid-May through mid-September
Booking Window: from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 18 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $23 per night
Reservations: Lake Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Lake Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water (in summer)
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Lake Campground: Jackson Lake for non-motorized boating, fishing, and swimming. Mountain High's Sky High Disc Golf Course, Wrightwood Mountaineer Days in early July, Angeles Crest Scenic Highway, trail at Vincent Gap to the summit of 9,400-foot Mt. Baden-Powell, Blue Ridge Trail, Pacific Crest Trail

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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