Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District Picnic Areas Brochure

Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas are found throughout the Angeles National Forest. Picnic sites are for day use only, and are available on a first-come, first served basis. A National Forest Adventure Pass, Interagency Pass, or Golden Passport is required for vehicles parked in these areas.

Pets are welcome in the Angeles National Forest, but in consideration of other visitors and for your pet’s safety and the protection of wildlife, all pets must be kept on a leash not exceeding 6 feet at all times.

Stream and lake water on the national forest is not recommended for drinking. However, if you find it necessary, boil all stream or lake water for at least five minutes. Portable filtration units (0.2 microns) may be used.

Remember to help keep our forest beautiful: “Pack Out What You Pack In”.

Campfire Permits are not required at the developed Forest Service picnic areas or campgrounds accessible to the public by motor vehicle. Visitors may use the stoves, fire pits and campfire circles which are provided by the Forest Service, or their own liquid or gas fuel portable stoves as long as proper clearance is maintained. Visitors cannot build their own fire rings. Please contact your Forest Service District Office for current Fire Restrictions.

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST

Supervisor's Office

701 N. Santa Anita Avenue

Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) 574­-1613

FAX (626) 574­-5233

CRS (800) 735-2922 (Voice)
CRS (800) 735-2929 (TDD/TTY)

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles

 

Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District

District Office

33708 Crown Valley Road

Acton, CA 93510

(661) 269-2808

FAX (661) 296-­2825

CRS (800) 735-2922 (Voice)
CRS (800) 735-2929 (TDD/TTY)

Arch

Tables, stoves, piped water, and vault toilets. No trailer space available. Water is shut off in winter.

Fee:Adventure Pass required for vehicles.

Elevation:6,800 feet

Location:Approximately 7 miles west of Wrightwood, at junction of Angeles Crest and Big Pines Highways.

Emigrant Landing at Pyramid Lake

77 stoves, 135 tables, piped water, and restrooms with flush toilets maintained by a concessionaire.

Accessible for persons with disabilities.

There is also a boat ­launch area.

Fee:None, unless you are launching a boat.

Location:From Interstate 5 exit Smokey Bear Road. Pyramid Lake is to the south.

Amenities:There are several in the area. Pyramid Lake has a snack bar and bait shop, with Pyramid Lake offering many fishing opportunities. In addition, there is a swimming beach and a new Visitor’s Center south of the Lake at the Vista del Lago exit.

Frenchman's Flat

Day ­use only.

Visitors must park at gate and walk-in. No tables, no grills or fire pits, one vault toilet. Fires are not permitted.

Fee:Adventure Pass required for vehicles.

Location:Just below the dam for Pyramid Lake. From Interstate 5 exit Templin Highway and turn left under the freeway. Turn right on old Highway 99 and go approximately 2 miles to the parking area. Visitors must park at gate and walk-in.

Grassy Hollow

22 tables with braziers, piped water, and vault toilets. No trailers.

Accessible for persons with disabilities.

Fee:Adventure Pass required for vehicles.

Elevation:7,300 feet

Location:6 miles west of Wrightwood on the Angeles Crest Highway. From Interstate 15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 (the Pearblossom Highway) west. Turn left (west) on the Angeles Crest Highway and travel 5 miles to Wrightwood.

Amenities:Located next to Grassy Hollow Visitor Center which has displays to view and forest souvenirs. Near the Pacific Crest Trail and the Sheep Mountain Wilderness to the south. Inspiration Point is less than a mile to the east; Vincent Gulch is 2 miles to the west.

Jackson Lake

8 tables, 4 grills, piped water, and vault toilets.

Fee:Adventure Pass required for vehicles.

Elevation:6,000 feet

Location:From Interstate 15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Turn left (west) on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 5 miles to Wrightwood. Continue for 3 miles to Big Pines. Bear right on Big Pines Highway (County Road N4) and drive 3 miles to the picnic area.

Juniper

5 group sites; 21 tables with some shaders, piped water, and restrooms. Total capacity of picnic ground is 168. Water shut off in winter.

Accessible for persons with disabilities.

Fee:Adventure Pass required for vehicles.

Elevation: 3,300 feet

Location:Within the Little Rock Recreation Area.

Amenities:Fishing, boating and stores available nearby.

Los Cantiles

Contact the District Office for information.

Mescal

9 tables, 4 grills, piped water, and vault toilets.

Seasonal stream, treat water before using.

Fee:Adventure Pass required for vehicles.

Elevation:6,100 feet Location: On the Big Pines Highway, about 9 miles west of Wrightwood and above Valyermo in the Antelope Valley.

Table Mountain

6 tables, restrooms, and piped water.

Season:May to November.

Fee:Adventure Pass required for vehicles.

Elevation:7,200 feet Amenities: Big Pines Visitor Center nearby. Numerous hiking trails in the area.

Location:About 2 miles west of the town of Wrightwood, on the Angeles Crest Highway.

            Issued: 7/11





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