Partial Park Closure Due to Hazardous Conditions
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa re-opens 5/14/13, with restrictions (sunrise to sunset, not all trails). Sandstone Peak & Mishe Mokwa trails will also open, as will Backbone Trail east of Point Mugu State Park boundary. Point Mugu backcountry remains closed. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 5/24/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
From the Mountains to the Sea
Stretching from the Oxnard Plain to the Hollywood Hills and located to the west of the Los Angeles basin, the Santa Monica Mountains offer myriad recreation and education opportunities.
Experience famous beaches of Malibu or explore any of the 500 miles of trails. The park abounds with historical & cultural sites from old movie ranches to Native American culture centers. What will you discover?
3 Things You Can Do to Help Nature Recover
Officials from the National Park Service and California State Parks have a few suggestions on how you can help nature recover from the Springs Fire.Read More
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Follow the 2013 Backbone Trail Hikers
Follow Ranger Razsa as she chronicles the story of the 2013 Backbone Trail hikers in the BBT Ranger’s Blog.Read More
For the latest information on upcoming events, visit our Outdoors - Calendar of Events page and find a new way to explore your national park!Read More
Volunteer Opportunities in the Park
You can make a difference in your national parks! Learn how you can volunteer: College Internships High School Internships Volunteer OpportunitiesRead More
Did You Know?
A core group of dedicated National Park volunteers, often laboring in the hot sun, built a native plant nursery from the ground up in 2002. Native plants, from the common Ceanothus to the endangered Lyons pygmy daisy germinated in this volunteer-run nursery will help restore disturbed habitat.