Angeles National Forest: Jackson Lake Closed Through March

Reflection at Jackson Lake during warmer temps. | Photo: Rennett Stowe/Flickr/Creative Commons License

A Christmas day incident has led to the closure of Jackson Lake for the first three months of 2013. Angeles National Forest officials said that several visitors fell through the ice -- luckily all made it out safely.

The closure forbids visitors from "going into or being upon" the lake through March 31, according to the order signed by Acting Forest Supervisor Rachel A. Birkey. Violating it can mean a fine of up to $5,000 and/or six months in jail.

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At 6,100 feet elevation, Jackson Lake is located west of Wrightwood, a nearby ski resort town, on Big Pines Highway. During warmer months, the lake stocked with trout and bluegill is available for fishing, camping, swimming, and canoeing. Nearby hiking includes the Blue Ridge Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.

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Zach Behrens is KCET's Director of News, Region and State, working on digital and on-air news products that relate to Southern California and beyond.
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