• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Park Fun

Talk to a Native American Guest Host at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center. You might have something in common! Go to Satwiwa...

Take a virtual tour of a 250 year old Chumash Village. Explore Culture...

See a real waterfall and explore the burned ruins of a canyon home. Visit Solstice Canyon...

Did You Know?

Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feurer were instrumental in the movement to create a national recreation area near Los Angeles.

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.