Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is one of more than 400 national park units across the country. Unlike most national park sites, we jointly protect this area with numerous other state and local agencies (and even private homeowners!). As you explore the mountains and beaches, you might find yourself crossing invisible borders, so it always helps to do a bit of research ahead of time and double check the signage when you arrive.
Here are the basics:
*Regulations may differ at non-National Park Service locations. A full list of our regulations can be found with our Superintendent’s compendium.
Last updated: April 26, 2018