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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

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Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevlandii) are one of the most unique flowers to the Santa Monica Mountains.

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is dedicated to connecting media outlets, researchers, and park stakeholders to appropriate information and contacts within the recreation area.

For general assistance, please contact Public Affairs Officer Kate Kuykendall at 805-370-2343 or send your request via email.

For fire-related inquiries, please contact Fire Information Officer Mike Wilson at 805-370-2364 or send your request via email.

Did You Know?

Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feurer were instrumental in the movement to create a national recreation area near Los Angeles.

Four state parks were the triumph of a grassroots movement to protect open spaces minutes from Los Angeles in the 1950s & 60s. Three women, Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feuer further galvanized the movement that helped make Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a reality in 1978.