Appletree Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

appletree campground

At a Glance:

  • 6,200-foot elevation
  • 8 tent sites on Big Pines highway 
  • Popular snow play area nearby at the ski complex
  • Fishing in nearby Jackson Lake
  • No water
  • Vault toilets
  • Adventure Pass required for vehicles parked at this campground. Individual campsites are first come - first served.
  • Heavy snow play area.

Appletree Campground is located just off the Big Pines Highway (HWY 2) and features some of the most accessible camping in the Big Pines area. Appletree is open year-round and has eight first-come, first-served campsites. It provides trail access to Grassy Hollow and the Pacific Crest Trail. Appletree Campground's nearby slopes and open spaces offer a snowy playground for sledders and families.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass required.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Located on Big Pines Highway (Co. road N4), approximately 2 miles west of Big Pines, CA. Groceries and services available in the community of Wrightwood (approximately 5 miles).

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