Partial Park Closure Due to Hazardous Conditions
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa re-opens 5/14/13, with restrictions (sunrise to sunset, not all trails). Sandstone Peak & Mishe Mokwa trails will also open, as will Backbone Trail east of Point Mugu State Park boundary. Point Mugu backcountry remains closed. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 5/24/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Let's Move Outside
Hey Kids! Did you know that 60 minutes of active and vigorous play outdoors keeps your body healthy? It reduces stress, boosts your immune system, maintains healthy bones, and keeps you at a healthy weight!
Junior Rangers across America are becoming Let's Move Outside Junior Rangers by staying active in their local national parks.
You can become a Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger by completing one of the following:
By moving outside you will take a step to leading a healthy lifestyle and receive a special sticker indicating that you have completed the requirements to become a Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger!
Completing two more activities in the Junior Ranger booklet will make you an official Santa Monica Mountains Junior Ranger. It can be picked up for FREE at the Visitor Center in Thousand Oaks, CA or at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park, CA.
See the Let's Move Outside official website for more information. Contact Ranger Razsa (by clicking her name) by e-mail with questions about Let's Move Outside in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Did You Know?
Many hands spanning different generations and agencies continue to turn back the clock on damage to the fragile environment at Zuma Lagoon. After the removal of debris and the restoration of native plants, beach visitors now find a living wetland with 108 species of birds and colorful wildflowers.