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.
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?
Four state parks were the triumph of a grassroots movement to protect open spaces minutes from Los Angeles in the 1950s & 60s. Three women, Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feuer further galvanized the movement that helped make Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a reality in 1978.