2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
Be A Junior Ranger
Be a Junior Ranger in the Park
Junior Rangers who want to explore more can earn Ocean, Valley, and Mountain Junior Ranger pins. Earn your pins by going to programs listed in the Outdoors Calendar of Events. After earning all three pins, you are a Mountain Junior Ranger, the highest ranking Junior Ranger in the Santa Monica Mountains!
Visit one of our Visitor Centers to get your FREE book.
Be a Junior Ranger on the Web
Want to learn about other parks as well? Then become a Web Ranger by exploring other parks and playing games. See what makes our parks so much fun. You can even build your own ranger station!
Click start to begin your journey an earn the awesome Web Ranger patch. START>>>
Did You Know?
Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.