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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Park Statistics

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

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.)


National Recreation Area, November 10, 1978

Did You Know?

The city of Los Angeles can be seen from many scenic view points in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Comprising 153,075 acres, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the world's largest urban national park. It has more area codes (5) and zip codes (26), including the notable 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, than any other unit in the National Park System.