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 4pm 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
Located at Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa in Newbury Park, California.
Note: The driveway off Potrero Rd is a service road and access to handicap parking only.
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Last updated: July 12, 2021