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.
Community Wildfire Safety
Due to vegetation type, topographic features and weather patterns, many residents of the Santa Monica Mountains will experience a wildfire near their home during their lifetime. It is critical that property owners plan ahead by creating defensible space starting from the "House Out" around their homes and by planning for their safety and welfare when a wildfire occurs.
The "House Out" concept guides the homeowner by starting with the structure itself and working out toward the wildland from there. To read more about the "House Out" concept and to get structure hardening tips download the House Out Guide.
To learn more about the best way to prepare for wildfire read and follow the Ready, Set, Go program endorsed by the Park and your local fire department.
Los Angeles County Residents (12.5 MB- PDF)
Ventura County Residents (811 KB - PDF)
Did You Know?
Unique vistas and cultural significance often draw filmmakers to National Parks. Paramount Ranch is the only place in the National Park System where you can see movie making in action at a historic movie ranch once owned by Paramount Pictures (1927).