Jackson Lake

Location and Directions:

Big Pines Hwy & Largo Vista Rd.
Valyermo, CA 93563
use MapQuest


     Jackson Lake is located in the Angeles National Forest near the city of Wrightwood. From Los Angeles take I-10 East to I-15 North. Travel N. on I-15 to Cajon Pass - Hwy. 138. Turn left (north) on Hwy 138 and travel 8 miles to Hwy. 2. Turn Left on Hwy 2 and travel 10 miles to Big Pines, then turn Right on County Road N4 and travel 3 miles to the lake.


General Info:

    This is a small lake of 7 surface acres at an elevation of 6,000 feet. It is open all year but sometimes freezes over during the winter. Tent and RV camping is available near the lake. There are no consessions. Nearest supplies are 7 miles to the East in the town of Wrightwood.

Other lakes and rivers in the area:
Silverwood Lake
Gregory Lake
Little Rock Creek
Little Rock Res.



Boating Info:

Only small, hand-launch boats are allowed. No motors and there is no launch ramp. Float-tubing is permitted.


Fishing Info:

    The California DFG stocks the lake with rainbow trout during the Spring and Summer months. there are also a few bluegill in the lake. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.



Comments and Tips:

    Me and my family go to Jackson Lake we Love it!! Great Fishing for Trout..They Love Gold Jigs and Peach Salmon Power Bait.. we went two weeks ago and Caught Our Limit in a few Hours...Great Camping and Swimming Also.. Jeanne


    Jackson is one of the best little lake for float tubing in LA Co. I have got my limit many times on this lake float tubing with gold colored lures. And fishing from the roadside on the shore is good too!

Angler557


   If you know something about this area or have some photos that you'd like to share, please E-mail and I'll post it here!

» Photos




  • » Our Sponsors


    Newport Landing Sportfishing


    Davey's Locker Sportfishing


    Carver Covers


    The Fishing Syndicate