There is no entrance fee for National Park Service sites in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. However, there is a charge for camping in the park and special park use permits.Note that the park does not sell or issue any of the federal recreation land passes at its visitor centers. For more information and to see a listing of where the passes are sold, visit the main National Park Service's Fees section.
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes are not available to purchase at this park. The following US Forest Service locations around Southern California sell passes:
Los Angeles County
Santa Barbara County
California State Parks, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and other public parklands
Many of the other agencies that manage parklands in the Santa Monica Mountains do collect entrance fees. Visit the Places to Go section of our website to find details about specific locations.
Last updated: May 9, 2023