Photograph of a campsite and campers at Big Pines Recreational Camp, [s.d.]. A stone fireplace can be seen at left in front of a wooden picnic bench. An automobile and tent can be seen at center, while a man can be seen seated on a bench in front of the tent. A woman stands to the left of the bench. The foreground is cleared of vegetation, while trees are visible in the background.; "In 1923, Los Angeles county established a major recreational facility at Big Pines, an all year resort that included winter and summer sports. Big Pines Recreation Camp (elevation 6,862 feet) had cabins, dining room, fountain and store. Many of the buildings still stand (most notably one of the two stone towers that once supported a pedestrian overpass across Highway 2, west of Wrightwood). Now administered by the U.S. Forest Service, Big Pines continues to be a popular recreation area encompassing three ski resorts, several campgrounds and Jackson Lake." -- unknown author.