See more pictures here. Yes, it was green, but not like a swamp.
I talked to a Forest Service worker who was working on a trail at the campground, and he said that since the 2002 fire, Caltrans has put in 25 new toilets--so there is progress being made to restoring the campground. The hold up is the bases of 2 bridges on hwy 39 (San Gabriel Cyn Rd). The water is stagnant and low right now, but he said that they're going to route water from other streams into the bottom of the lake with hoses to aerate it and fill it up.