Photograph of an exterior view of the main lodge entrance at Big Pines Recreational Camp, 1925. At center, a two-story lodge building is pictured, a wrap-around porch raised above the ground below. In front, three individuals on horseback can be seen, facing left towards three men who stand near an automobile.; "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.