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.
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?
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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.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
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
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?
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.