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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

The gates are open from 8am-10pm.

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.

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Malibu Creek State Park, just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, features hiking, fishing, bird watching, mountain biking, rock climbing and horseback riding opportunities.

Twenty-five-mile Malibu Creek is the principal watercourse of the Santa Monica Mountains, stretching from Boney Mountain to Malibu Lagoon. There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands on chaparral-covered slopes. Following the trail along Malibu Creek, the visitor will be treated to spectacular vistas, including volcanic rock gorges, scenic pools, and breathtaking views of the Las Virgenes Valley and Malibu Canyon.

Culturally, this area was the center of Chumash Native American life for centuries.  One of the park's most significant points of interest is the Sepulveda Adobe, which was constructed in 1863 on what had been part of an early Spanish land grant.  This historic structure was restored in 2003 and is now open to the public. In the early 1900's another adobe was built along Malibu Creek by Johnny Mott, a famous LA attorney.  With only the dramatic stone fireplace left standing, it is known today as the Mott Adobe ruins.  Perhaps the most prominent frequent guest at the Mott Adobe was President Herbert Hoover. 

Previous to being opened to the public in 1976, the park was used extensively to film numerous movies and TV shows, such as Planet of the Apes and M*A*S*H.  Most of the park's land holdings were donated by Bob Hope, with later significant acquisitions from Ronald Reagan and 20th Century Fox.

Location:
The park is located four miles south of Highway 101 on Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road.
1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302

Driving Directions:

  • From the 101exit on Las Virgenes Road.
  • Go south on Las Virgenes Road (toward the ocean)
  • Continue straight.
  • Park entrance will be on the right, a little past the Mullholland Drive intersection.

Parking fees:

  • All day – $12.00 per car, per day
  • 3 hrs – $9.00 per car
  • 2 hrs – $6.00 per car
  • 1 hr – $3.00 per car

Popular trails and hikes:

  • o   Rock Pool (easy)
  • o   M*A*S*H site (easy)
  • o   Malibu Lake Trail (moderate)

Showers: The park's showers are token-operated. The token machines accept ONLY one dollar bills. Change for larger bills is not available at this time.

Firewood policy: Burning firelogs (ex: Duraflame log) and charcoal briquettes in the fire rings is allowed when fire level permits.  Check the sign near the campground entrance to see the day's fire level.  Firewood is not permitted.

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Available Activities and Facilities at Malibu Creek State Park

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
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