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Malibu Creek State Park

Contact Information

(818) 880-0367

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 30 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 30 Feet

Park Hours

dawn ‘til dusk

Driving Directions to Malibu Creek SP

The park is located four miles south of Highway 101 on Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

Online Reservations

Brochures and Campground Maps

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


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.

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

Interpretive Programs and Activities

Guided Hike Schedule 2015
Welcome to Malibu Creek State Park! 10am-12pm

Join a docent for a walk along the creek and through our wooded valley.
Learn about the area’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed in the park.
Meet at the lower parking lot.

Open to docents and general public – come and bring your family and friends.

   Sunday,  March 29

   Saturday,   April 25

   Sunday,  May 24

   Saturday,  June 27


Summer Campfires 2015 TBA

Free and open to the public and overnight campers! Campfire Programs meet 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.


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.


Available Activities and Facilities at Malibu Creek State Park

BOATING
Boating
OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
En route Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Swimming
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available