• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Monthly Birdwalks

Birdwalks happening throughout the Santa Monica Mountains.
1st Sunday of the month:
Topanga State Park, Sierra Club, 8:30am
2nd Saturday:
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Preserve, SF Valley Audubon, 8:00am
Franklin Canyon, MRCA, 4:00pm
2nd Sunday:
King Gillette Ranch, NPS, 8:00am
3rd Sunday:
Malibu Creek State Park, SF Valley Audubon, 8:00am
4th Saturday:
Franklin Canyon, WODOC, 8:00am
4th Sunday:
Malibu Lagoon, SM Bay Aud, 8:30am (adults), 10:00am (kids/parents)

Did You Know?

Rangers from California State Parks and the National Park Service discuss program ideas.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.