Appletree Campground

Area Status: Open
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appletree campground


Elevation: 6200-Foot Elevation

Amenities: 8 walk-in campsites- picnic tables, campfire rings. BBQ pedestal grills, vault toilets. Piped water. 

Waterplay: Fishing nearby at Jackson Lake.

Winterplay: The nearby slopes and open spaces offer a snowy playground for snow play and families.

Fees: Camping - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required. Campsites are first come-first served. No reserving or holding of campsites allowed. 

          Day use - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required.

RV’s: Maximum RV length is 16' - No hookups.

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. The campground is open year-round and has 8 first-come, first-served campsites. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Year round.
Reservations: Camp sites are first come - first served. Reserving or holding of sites not allowed. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. 
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in effect. All fires must be put completely out each night and before you leave the area.
Closest Towns: Wrightwood.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the Acton Work Center at (661) 478-4987 or the Big Pines Visitor Center at (760) 249-3504 for current conditions and additional information.

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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Campground Camping

No. of Sites8 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Accessible 3
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