• 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?

The adult female of this cub died in 2005.

A study that began in 2002 reveals a lion and his offspring are surviving in the Santa Monica Mountains. Radio collars track them crossing roads and navigating through open spaces. Their future is uncertain, but with conservation efforts, they may continue to make these mountains their home.