Placerita Canyon State Park

Placerita Canyon State Park


Location:In Los Angeles County, at 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, CA.
Facilities:Nature center and natural area.
Activities:Hiking, picnicking, interpretive and educational programs.
Special Features:Park preserves and protects the site of the first discovery of gold in California, in 1842. Designated as a State Historic Landmark, the park is situated in the transition zone between the San Gabrial Mountains and the Mojave Desert and contains sandstone formations, streams, and woodlands. Park is operated by Los Angeles County and includes a nature center with gardens (including one of the largest displays of camellias in the world), a lake, and pools and waterfalls.
Address:c/o Angeles District Office
1925 Las Virgenes
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone:213-620-6152
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=622
Size: 342 acres.

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SANTA CLARITA - The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has agreed to take over Placerita Canyon State Park on an interim basis to prevent the popular nature center from closing its doors because of the county budget crisis, officials said Thursday.
We have two kinds of cripples here - physical and social cripples,'' said Darrell Wanner, supervisor at Placerita Canyon State Park.
Locally, the group wants to save prime mountain bike trails near Placerita Canyon State Park outside Santa Clarita, around Stone Cabin Flat above Duarte and in the Condor Peak area above Tujunga.
1 -- color) Alex Gerlock, left, Kendrick Mausolf, Eric Smith and Loretta Mausolf walk a trail Sunday at Placerita Canyon State Park.
2 -- color) A rattlesnake safe behind glass is one of the exhibits at the popular Nature Center at Placerita Canyon State Park.
David built a trail at Placerita Canyon State Park as part of his Eagle requirements.
Located south of the Antelope Valley Freeway, Whitney is sandwiched between the Placerita Canyon state park and Elsmere Canyon, long eyed and opposed as a site for a trash dump.
Bountiful winter rains have left rushing streams, flourishing plant life and a cascading waterfall in their wake at Placerita Canyon State Park, where guided hikes will be held twice a month.
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - A helicopter hoisted a hiker to safety Sunday after she tumbled 100 feet over the side of a trail in Placerita Canyon State Park.