2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
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 it's photos online on their Facebook site. We choose to post here because it also allows visitors like yourself to post and share your photos and stories as well.
You can visit the park's photo albums by clicking here.
Did You Know?
Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.