• 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?

Franklin Canyon is a great place for natural and city views.

At the geographical center of Los Angeles is a national park site. At Franklin Canyon Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, you can see cityscapes and natural views. The recreation area extendes in an east-west direction running through the heart of the city.