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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Photo Gallery

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center

The magic of the mountains can be shared with the world through pictures. If you like taking pictures, then consider entering our annual Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest. Maybe your memory will inspire someone else to create their own.

The park shares many of its photos on its Flickr page and allows free viewing and downloading of all the photos it shares with the public. You can view and download the park's photo albums by clicking here .

 

 

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.