• 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?

Franklin Canyon is a great place for natural and city views.

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.