Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open, w/the exception of part of the Satwiwa Loop Trail. Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa is only open sunrise to sunset. Point Mugu State Park re-opens 5/24. 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 5/31/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
The Santa Monica Mountains are considered by some to be one of the most filmed and photographed mountain ranges in the world. You may have seen them on screen and not even known it.
Movies, television, and even commercials are filmed at various park sites year-round.
Places like Paramount Ranch, Mugu Rock, and Malibu Creek State Park have played Colorado, the coast of Europe. and even Korea.
Enjoy the movies below to get a taste of what brings these mountains from set to screen.
Explore the Santa Monica Mountains on this Discovery Channel production that looks at the natural and cultural history of the mountains. It also provides insight into the founding of the recreation area.
Did You Know?
Many hands spanning different generations and agencies continue to turn back the clock on damage to the fragile environment at Zuma Lagoon. After the removal of debris and the restoration of native plants, beach visitors now find a living wetland with 108 species of birds and colorful wildflowers.