• Afternoon clouds cover the distance peaks of the iconic Boney Mountain

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

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A couple sits on top of Sandstone Peak and looks off into the sunset.

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Have you ever wanted to ask a Ranger a question? Or wanted to get up to the minute news? Here's your chance to get updates from park rangers right to your Facebook or Twitter. Visit us online and join the story of the nation's largest urban national park!

Who says a bullietin board has a to be made of paper and cork?

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Did You Know?

A community project led by the National Park Service has restored Zuma Lagoon.

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.