Campground Reservations

Circle X Ranch Campground permits tent-only camping. No fires are permitted.

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area uses a new online reservation system and fee structure for its group campground .The Circle X Ranch Campground accommodates groups of 10 to 75 people and is located in Malibu.

Campground reservations will only be taken through,, or by calling 1-877-444-6777 from 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m.

The reservation system incorporates a new fee structure, which replaces the previous rate of $2 per person. The new tiered system charges a flat rate of $35 per night for 10-35 people, $75 for 36-50 people and $125 for 51-75 people.

Circle X Ranch Campground is the perfect place for your next group camp.

When you go camping in the park, please observe the following safety tips and regulations:

  • Fires are prohibited.
  • Dogs are generally allowed on National Park campgrounds and trails if on a leash (6 feet maximum). At state parks, dogs are permitted only in campgrounds and picnic areas, and on certain beaches where specified.
  • Natural and historic features (such as flowers, rocks or artifacts) are protected by law and may not be collected or damaged.
  • Wood gathering or collecting is not allowed.
  • Bring plenty of food and water. (Water from streams is not safe to drink!)
  • Learn to recognize and avoid poison oak, rattlesnakes and bees.
  • Guard yourself against ticks by wearing long sleeves, long pants and light colors.
  • Dress appropriately for variable weather conditions and be prepared for minor emergencies.
  • Bring a first aid kit, flashlight and extra clothes.
  • Take care of your trash. Use disposal facilities on site, or pack out what you pack in.

Last updated: April 23, 2012

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26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302


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