• A lush field of bright orange California poppies against a cloudless blue sky

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Fees & Reservations

National Park Service

There is no entrance fee for National Park Service sites in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. However, there is a charge for camping in the park and special park use permits.

Note that the park does not sell or issue any of the federal recreation land passes at its visitor centers. For more information and to see a listing of where the passes are sold, visit the main National Park Service's Fees section.

California State Parks, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and other public parklands:

Many of the other agencies that manage parklands in the Santa Monica Mountains do collect entrance fees. Here are some common locations and fees. Visit the Places to Go section of our website for additional details.

California State Parks

Mountains, Recreation and Conservation Authority



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