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Jackson Lake

Jackson Lake - Wrightwood CA
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Jackson Lake Information

Location: West of Wrightwood

WARNING! Do NOT play on the ice covering Jackson Lake. It has been fatal in the past. Due to this incident on December 25th, the US Forest Service has closed Jackson Lake to all visitors from January 1st to March 31st, 2013.

Click here for recent video of what can happen if you play on the ice!

Jackson Lake Description

Jackson Lake is a small body of water located in a canyon east of Wrightwood and Big Pines. Jackson Lake was formed by the San Andreas fault, and is mostly fed by snow runoff from the mountains. During summer months, many fishermen utilize Jackson Lake, as it is the only real place to go fishing in Wrightwood. During winter months it isn't uncommon to see the top of Jackson Lake frozen over with ice.

Jackson Lake is good for more than just fishing. The area is a hub for campgrounds and picnic areas. Around Jackson Lake you can find Mt Oak Campground, Lake Campground, Peavine Campground, Apple Tree Campground, Mescal Picnic Area, Jackson Lake Picnic Area, and several organizational camps.

Directions to Jackson Lake from Wrightwood

Take Highway 2 westbound from Wrightwood to Big Pines, at the entrance of Mountain High's West Resort. In Big Pines take the Big Pines Highway westbound (downhill), as opposed to Highway 2 which continues up to Inspiration Point. Continue on Big Pines Highway as it winds down the mountainside. You will pass several campgrounds organizational camps. Jackson Lake will be located on your left, along the side of the highway.

Jackson Lake Photos

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Bear proof trash bins at Jackson Lake Picnic Area - Wrightwood CAStove at Jackson Lake Picnic Area - Wrightwood CAParking Lot at Jackson Lake - Wrightwood CAJackson Lake - Wrightwood CA
Looking down toward Jackson Lake from Table Mountain - Wrightwood CAJackson Lake - Wrightwood CAReflection on Jackson Lake - Wrightwood CAJackson Lake Picnic Area Parking Lot - Wrightwood CA
Water on Jackson Lake - Wrightwood CABig Pines Highway and Jackson Lake - Wrightwood CASpring flowers at Jackson Lake - Wrightwood CAJackson Lake with Table Mountain in background - Wrightwood CA
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