Los Angeles National Parks Overview
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the only one in Los Angeles. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses Grant signed into existence the world's first national park. Since then, hundreds more have been established. These parks are awe inspiring natural wonders and offer endless activities. California has several of these National Parks and Monuments. Pitch a tent for beach camping at Point Mugu State Park. Explore a sea cave at Leo Carrillo State Beach. Relax on a picnic next to Topanga Creek at Topanga State Beach. Discover a waterfall and find Hollywood movie sets on a hiking trail in Malibu Creek State Park.
TIP: The National Park Service offers FEE FREE DAYS to some parks on select weekends through the Summer. Use this link to view available dates.