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.
Take a virtual hike with Ranger Glen. Hiking from Boney Mountain to the Pacific Coast is an 8 mile journey through pond, canyon, valley, and other habitats. There is a lot to see! Join Ranger Glen, the plants, and the animals of the Santa Monica Mountains on an adventure of discovery. Find out why Biodiversity is so important to all of us.
Designed to supplement the 4th and 5th grade traveling trunk program-Struggle and Opportunity: A California Cultural Journey, these interactive vignettes provide pictures and insight into the cultures that have shaped the history and land of the Santa Monica Mountains-- including: Chumash, Spanish Missions, and Spanish Ranchos. Visit the past and explore our mountain heritage on this cultural journey!
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.