Location and Directions:
3150 Big Tujunga Canyon Rd.
Tujunga, CA, 91042
To reach the lower section, take I-5 to the Glendale frwy. (2) and continue north to I-210. Travel north on the 210 to Sunland. Exit Foothill blvd. and go east to Mount Gleason ave. Continue north to the creek.
The upper section of Big Tujunga creek may be reached by taking I-5 to the Glendale frwy. (2) north. Continue north into the mountains and veer left at Clear Creek Station. Continue north on Angeles Forest hwy. to just past Monte Cristo Station and watch for a sign on the right marking the turnoff to Upper Big Tujunga Canyon rd. Go south to old Wickiup Camp.
Other lakes and creeks in the area:
San Gabriel River
Little Rock Creek
Little Rock Res.
Like many of the mountain streams in SoCal, this was once a very popular fishing spot, receiving weekly plantings of rainbow trout from the DFW and attracting thousands of anglers yearly. Sometime during the early 21st century, the DFW halted all rainbow trout plants here in an effort to protect the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog which supposedly lives here. There are still some wild trout here. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.
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