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 »
Sneak peak of the new Ken Burns National Parks documentary
Contact: Visitor Center, 805-370-2301
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area invites you to a special sneak peak screening of the upcoming Ken Burns Film: The National Parks: America’s Best Idea premiering on PBS. Come to either the National Park Service Headquarters or the scenic Satwiwa Culture Center, both located in Thousand Oaks, to enjoy the film and refreshments.
The sneak peak will be shown continuously on both September 26th and 27th from 9 am-5 pm. Visitors will also have the opportunity to browse new merchandise related to the film and take advantage of a 20% off sale in the National Park Service bookstore. For details on the screening, please call the Visitor Center at 805-370-2301.
Interested in other things going on with the National Park Service? Consider volunteering on September 26th for National Public Lands Day. For details please visit our website at www.nps.gov/samo or call 805-370-2317.
Directions to the film screenings:
The National Park Service Visitor Center is located at 401 West Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, California. From Ventura Frwy (U. S. Highway 101) to Lynn Rd turn north on Lynn road turn east (right) on Hillcrest Drive left onto McCloud Ave. First driveway on the right.
Satwiwa Culture Center Main Parking Area entrance is located at the intersection of Lynn Road (in Google Maps it is West Potrero Road) and Via Goleta on the south side. Follow the entrance road to the end for restroom facilities and a 1/4 mile walking trail to Satwiwa Culture Center.
For more information on Ken Burns’ documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, please visit http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/.
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.