Malibu Creek SP

State Park

Just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the park features hiking, fishing, bird watching and horseback riding opportunities.

There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands on chaparral covered slopes.

Twenty-five mile Malibu Creek in the park is the principal watercourse of the Santa Monica Mountains, from Boney Mountain to Malibu Lagoon.

The park was the center of Chumash Native American life for centuries and was once used to film numerous movies and TV shows, such as Planet of the Apes and M*A*S*H.

The park is located four miles south of Highway 101 on Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road.
Latitude/Longitude: 34.1033 / -118.7331

Campfire Programs Summer 2014

Free and open to the public and overnight campers! Meets at the Campfire Center adjacent to the Malibu Creek State Park campgrounds. If you are coming just for the campfire and not camping, please pay the day use fee and park in the lower parking lot. You can walk to the campfire center by following the trail that begins near the ADA parking.

Saturday, June 28th, 7pm-8pm Native American Tales and Songs of the Chumash, Tongva, and Gabrielino.

Saturday, July 5th, 7pm - 8pm, The Reptile Family

Saturday, July 12th, 7pm - 8pm, The Nature of Wildworks

Saturday, July 19th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm, Mysteries of the Night Sky

Saturday, August 2nd, 8:30pm - 9:30pm, Mysteries of the Night Sky

Saturday, August 9th, 7pm - 8pm, The Reptile Family

Saturday, August 16th, 7pm - 8pm, The Nature of Wildworks

Please Note:
The park recently switched from coin-operated showers to token-operated showers. The token machines accept ONLY one dollar bills. Change for larger bills is not available at this time.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    dawn ‘til dusk

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (818) 880-0367

  • Region

    Los Angeles County


    Los Angeles

  • Max Camper Length:

    30 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    30 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes

Camping Reservations & Information

TDD: 1-800-274-7275
Online Camping Reservations

General Information

Campground Address
1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302

Visitor Center Hours
Saturdays & Sundays
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Special Events & Weddings

Filming & Photography Permits

Education & Interpretation Programs
Self-guided school and youth group reservations are closed through summer of 2014.  Contact us in September for fall 2014. 

Dogs in Parks

Dogs on a leash are allowed in the Park's day use areas and campground. Dogs are not allowed on the backcountry trails or dirt roads.