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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Southwestern Park Sites

A map of park sites found in the southwestern area of the range based on access to major roadways. Sites in the red box are listed below.
A map of park sites found in the southwestern area of the range based on access to major roadways. Sites in the red box are listed below.
Clicking on the map above will make it bigger.
The cliffs of the Sandstone Peak area look like castle ruins behind a foreground of coastal scrub.

Cities and Towns Closest to this Area of the Mountains

Camarillo, Malibu, Oxnard, Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, Ventura

Park Sites Found in this Area

Arroyo Sequit
Charmlee Wilderness Park
Circle X Ranch
Leo Carrillo State Park
Point Dume State Preserve
Point Mugu State Park
Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beaches
Zuma Beach County Park
Zuma / Trancas Canyons

Also found in this area is the Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch.

Did You Know?

The need for plants used in restoration projects loomed large for many years, but volunteers made it happen.

A core group of dedicated National Park volunteers, often laboring in the hot sun, built a native plant nursery from the ground up in 2002. Native plants, from the common Ceanothus to the endangered Lyons pygmy daisy germinated in this volunteer-run nursery will help restore disturbed habitat.