Malibu Creek State Park


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Malibu Creek State Park


Location:Entrance is at 1925 Las Virgenes Road, 4 miles south of Highway 101 in Calabasas.
Facilities:60 developed family campsites (some sites @di), group camp, restrooms (é), picnic areas (é), hiking, equestrian, and mountain bike trails (15 miles), interpretive trail (é), visitor center (é), exhibits.
Activities:Fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, guided tours.
Special Features:Set in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains, this area was for centuries the center of Chumash Native American life. Part of the park's land was once owned by Twentieth Century Fox, and evidence of productions such as M*A*S*H and Planet of the Apes can still be seen.
Address:c/o Angeles District Office
1925 Las Virgenes
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone:818-880-0367
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=614
Size: 8,017 acres.

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"I have traveled the world, and Malibu Creek State Park remains one of my favorite places to run in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Planet of the Malibu Creek State Park, Astronaut George Taylor Apes (1968) near L.A.
But in reality it's a pair of flirting and purring bobcats, content with each other and obviously content with their home in what has been described as the Yosemite of Southern California: Malibu Creek State Park. Its volcanic outcroppings, canyons, and valley oak savanna have been used in movies, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the original Planet of the Apes.