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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