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.
Permit Office Contacts
How do I apply for a permit?
Requests for permits are taken by phone and/or e-mail in the order received. Leave a voice message and your call will be returned.
Below are a list of contact information for the Permit Office. Please contact the appropriate ranger for your activity.
Commercial Use Authorizations, Still Photography Permits, and Special Events
Office of Special Park Uses
Motion Picture and Filming Permits
Did You Know?
Every year Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area plants around 15,000 native shrubs in efforts to restore the chaparral landscape and increase the carbon sequestration of the Park. More...