From the Mountains to the Sea

Hidden in plain sight from Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains offer easy access to surprisingly wild places.

Experience the famous beaches of Malibu or explore more than 500 miles of trails. The park abounds with historical and cultural sites, from old movie ranches to Native American centers. What will you and your family discover?

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Science Fest 2015

April 25: This free and family-friendly event will inspire the inner scientist in everyone. Learn about science through fun hands-on activities.

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The current fire danger level for the park is moderate.

What Today's Fire Danger Means to You

Use general safety precautions when working & recreating outdoors, pulling off roadways, when using spark emitting equipment anywhere near vegetation.

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Backfire at Rancho Sierra Vista

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.

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National Park Service interns and volunteers contribute thousands of hours of time to the benefit our parklands while gaining valuable experience.

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 Opportunities

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