• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    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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"Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/santamonicamtns and you too can share your park expereinces, ask us questions, or find out about the next ranger-led activity or tour.

You can even take a guess at the "Mystery Picture of the Week".

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Follow the park on its Twitter feed, @SantaMonicaMtns to get live updates about park news, events, severe weather conditions, or even ask us a question.
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Follow the park's Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/santamonicamtns to see stunning photos of the the different flora, fauna, park sites, and more than the Santa Monica Mountains has to offer!

Did You Know?

Watch the credits a the end of a film and you may discover how often national parks are used by the movie industry.

Unique vistas and cultural significance often draw filmmakers to National Parks. Paramount Ranch is the only place in the National Park System where you can see movie making in action at a historic movie ranch once owned by Paramount Pictures (1927).