Santa Monica Mountains Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center entrance

The Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center is located in what once was the barn, which was part of King C. Gillette Ranch. The barn was refurbished to make it a visitor center. In alignment with the Department of the Interior sustainability goals, the building is the first “net zero” visitor center in the National Park Service and worked with the U.S. Green Building Council to qualify the building as a LEED certified facility.

The Santa Monica Mountains Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch is operated by four partner agencies:

National Park Service
California State Parks
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

The Visitor Center and bookstore are open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information, call: 805-370-2301

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Trail Map and Site Information

Activities

  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Wildflower viewing
  • Bird watching

Directions

26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA, 91302
GPS Coordinates: N 34.1046 W -118.7090

Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101) to Las Virgenes Road (Co. Hwy N1) exit. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Road to Mulholland Highway intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Highway. Park entrance is 0.1 mile on right.

Parking: Short-term parking will be available adjacent to the visitor center. Additional paid parking is also located nearby.

Good to Know

Parking Yes There is a 2 ­hour free parking limit in the main parking lot. There is a second parking lot where a small fee is charged for all day use. Street parking might also be available, depending on the time of day/year.
Restrooms Yes There is a men’s and a women’s restroom with multiple flushable toilets.
Water Yes There is a water fountain by the restrooms.
Pets Yes Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash at all times. Please pick­ up after your pet. Dogs are not allowed on the Inspiration Point Hike, nor the MRCA property, which include the surrounding areas of the Gillette mansion.
Accessibility Yes Parking lot is paved.
Cell Service Yes Cell service may be unreliable in the areas.

Drive on the beautiful driveway, under eucalyptus trees.
Drive on the beautiful driveway, under eucalyptus trees.
This building was once a stable, which was built back in 1928.
This building was once a stable, which was built back in 1928.
Visitor Center fountain
Take a seat and enjoy the sound and view of the fountain in front of the building.
Ranger interacting with the public.
Have any questions? Ask a ranger or volunteer.
Visitor Center Store
Take a memory back with you.
Visitor center exhibits
Become a coyote and share your experience of how they cross freeways.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone:

(805) 370-2301

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