Gate is locked from 10pm to 8am.
No entry after 10pm.
Leo Carrillo State Park
Dec. 18, 2018: Leo Carrillo State Park has reopened Countyline Beach, staircase and beach areas; however, the campground, backcountry trails and roads, and the day-use area remain closed until further notice due to the damages caused by the Woolsey Fire. The fire burned through the campground and several structures, such as the visitor center, sector office, employee residences, three lifeguard towers, Leo Shop structures, the Junior Lifeguard Complex and several restrooms. If you have a reservation, please contact ReserveCalifornia at 800-444-7275. For the latest information on how the wildfires have impacted our state parks, visit our newsroom at www.parks.ca.gov/newsroom.
Wildlife: Please help us protect our wildlife in fire-impacted areas. Leaving food and water out for them post-fire can do more harm than good. Our wildlife can suffer complications or illness by feeding supplemental food or an unnatural diet. Thanks for keeping our wildlife wild.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the wildfires. Thank you to all of the firefighters and first responders, including California State Park’s Rangers, Lifeguards and staff members for their help. For the latest fire conditions, visit CAL FIRE: http://calfire.ca.gov/
Leo Carrillo State Park has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tidepools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds. The park also features back-country hiking.
The park was named after Leo Carrillo (1880-1961), actor, preservationist and conservationist. Leo Carrillo served on the California Beach and Parks commission for eighteen years, and was instrumental in the state's acquisition of the Hearst property at San Simeon. He was related by blood and marriage to a long line of distinguished original Californians. Leo's greatest fame came from his portrayal of Pancho, the sidekick to Duncan Renaldo's Cisco Kid, an early 1950's TV series.
Location: The park is located 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1.)
- Take the 101 freeway and exit at Kanan Road.
- Go south onto Kanan Road.
- Turn right onto Mulholland Highway.
- Keep left to continue on Encinal Canyon Road.
- Turn left to stay on Encinal Canyon Road.
- Turn right onto CA-1 N, Pacific Coast Highway.
- 2.3 miles down, the park entrance will be on your right.
- 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 hikes and trails:
- Leo Carrillo Beach Trail (moderate)
- Yellow Hill Trail (easy)
- Nicholas Flat Trail (hard)
- Camping Adventures (Campsite equipment and set up)
- LAZ Parking California, LLC (Maintain and manage parking lots)
- Anthony and Annette Minicucci (Leo Carillo camp store)
Firewood Policy: Burning firewood, Duraflame, and charcoal briquettes is allowed in the fire rings only when fire level permits. Check the sign near the entrance kiosk for the day's fire level.
Showers: The park has only token-operated showers. The token machines accept ONLY one dollar bills. Change for larger bills is not available at this time.
Electrical Hookup AMP details: 20 AMP, 30 AMP, 50 AMP (all 3 are present where hookups are)