Photograph of a tent in a campsite at Big Pines Recreational Camp, [s.d.]. A striped tent can be seen on the slope of a hill at left. An automobile and a picnic table can be seen at center, downhill slightly from the tent, while another automobile and a stone fireplace can be seen even further downhill at right. A man and a woman can be seen near the automobile at right. Tall pine trees cover the hillside.; "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.