Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center

Satwiwa Culture Center

For many years, the Santa Monica Mountains sustained the Chumash and Tongva/Gabrielino cultures. Sycamore Canyon, which cuts through Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa and Point Mugu State Park, was part of a Chumash trade route. Satwiwa, which means "the bluffs," was the name of a nearby Chumash village. To reflect this heritage, Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center and Natural Area was established by the National Park Service in partnership with the Friends of Satwiwa.

A Native American guest host or a park ranger is on hand to answer questions from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Native American workshops, programs and art shows occur throughout the year. Call for information on accessibility parking.

Trail Map and Current Weather

Trail Map and Site Information

Activities

  • Hiking (easy, moderate, strenuous)
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Picnicking
  • Trail running
  • Bird watching
  • Dog walking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wildflower viewing
  • Store
  • Ranger station

Directions

Located at Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa in Newbury Park, California.

GPS Coordinates for Entrance (Via Goleta & Lynn Road): N 34.1569 W -118.9733
GPS Coordinates for Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center: N 34.1504 W -118.9613

From Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101) exit Lynn Road. Turn south on Lynn Road for 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park Entrance is on the left. Walk 0.3 mile up gravel road from the last parking area to the Culture Center.

Note: The driveway off Potrero Rd is a service road and access to handicap parking only.

Good to Know

Parking Yes Free. The main parking lot is open from 8:00 AM to sunset. You may still visit if the gate is closed (parking is available in front of the gate).
Restrooms Yes Restrooms located by main parking lot and by the Satwiwa Culture Center.
Water Yes Water fountains located by the restrooms in the main parking lot and by the Satwiwa Culture Center.
Pets Yes Pets are allowed on leash and under control. Please pick up after your pet. Pets must remain on trail. Pets are not allowed on backcountry trails in Point Mugu State Park.
Accessibility Yes Main parking lot is paved. ADA parking lot available in main parking lot and one ADA parking space available by the Satwiwa Culture Center.
Cell Service Yes/No Cell service is available in the main Parking lots but is unreliable in the canyons
Satwiwa Culture Center
Satwiwa Culture Center
The Satwiwa Native America Indian Culture Center has a replica Chumash home called an 'Ap.
The Satwiwa Native America Indian Culture Center has a replica Chumash home called an 'Ap.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone:

(805) 370-2301

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