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Malibu Creek State Park
Max. Trailer Lengths
Trailer: 30 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 30 Feet
Driving Directions to Malibu Creek SP
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.
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
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.
Saturday, June 20th, 7pm "History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains," Peter Rice, presenter.
Saturday, July 11th, 7pm "Rockin' Reptile Safari," The Reptile Family, presenting. We will be roasting marshmallows afterwards.
Saturday, July 18th, 7pm "Awesome Animals," The Nature of Wildworks, presenting.
Saturday, July 25th, 8:30pm "Mysteries & Wonders of the Night Sky," Collin O'Mara-Green, presenter.
Saturday, August 1st, 7pm "Rockin' Reptile Safari," The Reptile Family, presenting. We will be roasting marshmallows afterwards.
Saturday, August 8th, 7pm "Awesome Animals," The Nature of Wildworks, presenting.
Saturday, August 15th, 8:30pm "Mysteries & Wonders of the Night Sky," Collin O'Mara-Green, presenter.
Saturday, August 22nd, 7pm, "History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains," Peter Rice, presenter.
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
En route Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Dump Station
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available