Partial Park Closure Due to Hazardous Conditions
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa re-opens 5/14/13, with restrictions (sunrise to sunset, not all trails). Sandstone Peak & Mishe Mokwa trails will also open, as will Backbone Trail east of Point Mugu State Park boundary. Point Mugu backcountry remains closed. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 5/24/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Fact Sheet -- provides a general overview of the national recreation area and our unique ownership structure.
Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Fact Sheet -- details about the history, cost, and environmental sustainability of our new visitor center in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Carnivores Fact Sheet -- what scientists have learned about the challenges facing local mountain lions and bobcats.
Aquatic Amphibians Fact Sheet -- what species live within the national recreation area and what is being done to conserve them?
Did You Know?
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.