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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Park Statistics

Acreage
Gross Area within recreation area boundary for FY 2009: 153,250 Acres of Land

Property owned and managed by the National Park Service within the recreation area boundary: 23,185.48 Acres

Visitation
Total Recreation Visits till Aug 2009: 477,676
Total Visits for FY 2008: 504,444
Total Visits for FY 2007: 604,151

(Visitation numbers only include visits on Federal sites within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.)

Designations

National Recreation Area, November 10, 1978

Did You Know?

The adult female of this cub died in 2005.

A study that began in 2002 reveals a lion and his offspring are surviving in the Santa Monica Mountains. Radio collars track them crossing roads and navigating through open spaces. Their future is uncertain, but with conservation efforts, they may continue to make these mountains their home.