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.
Parks as Classrooms
National Park Service rangers and volunteers conduct free curriculum-based field trips during the school year. All programs are designed to give elementary and high school students an opportunity to hike through the mountains and participate in hands-on learning activities.
Rangers guide classes on field tripsLearn More
Reserve our free cultural heritage traveling trunks and explore the Tongva & Chumash pre-contact period and the 19th century Spanish and Mexican cultures of the Mission and Rancho eras. Traveling trunks are designed to provide 3rd -5th grade teachers with hands-on materials that reflect the history of the Santa Monica Mountains and Southern California.
Spanish and Mission Trunk
Contents of a traveling trunkLearn More
In an effort to connect the park with the classroom, we provide free 1st - 12th grade lesson plans for teachers. These lesson plans are designed to meet California education standards as well as teach our next generation about their public lands.