Photograph of a large gathering of people at the picnic grounds at Big Pines Recreational Camp, [s.d.]. About a dozen long picnic tables can be seen at center, with about a hundred people gathered about the tables. Tall pine trees can be seen surrounding the picnic area, while an automobile, American flag, and a few tents can be seen 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.