• Afternoon clouds cover the distance peaks of the iconic Boney Mountain

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Water Shut Off, Solstice Canyon 4/15/2014

    4/15/2014: The water will be shut off at Solstice Canyon all day. This will affect the water fountain and hand-washing stations at the restrooms.

Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest

Kerry Perkins Who Was More Suprised,
2012 Best in Show Winner

Kerry Perkins Who Was More Surprised,
2012 Best in Show Winner

Share the wonder of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with other. Enter the Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest. Let your photographic imagination capture the essence of this hidden jewel.

The Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest is here!

For inspiration, take a look at some of the Past Photo Contest Winners that are linked here, sorted by year.

Please download the rules, regulations, and entry form for this year below.

Download the 2013 contest flyer and rules to share with your friends and family.

Map of the Santa Monica Mountains Zone

NPS Photo Release - English (PDF - 20 KB)

NPS Photo Release - Español (PDF - 100 KB)

For questions about the contest, please e-mail us directly using the link below.

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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.