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.
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?
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.