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.
The park's archival collections includes oral histories; photographic prints, negatives, and slides; photographs, blueprints, specifications, and other items documenting facility development; and materials related to scientific studies and resource management activities. There are currently over 170 linear feet of archival material in the park's collections
Below are samples of some of the finding aids for our archival collections (all files are PDF format):
Franklin Canyon Collection, 1912-1992
For general information about our collections, see Museum Scope of Collection Statement, 2009.
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.