Placerita Canyon SP

State Park

The purpose of Placerita Canyon State Park, in Los Angeles County, is to preserve and protect the site of the first discovery of gold in California, in 1842. Designated as a State Historic Landmark, the unit is situated in the transition zone between the San Gabrial Mountains and the Mojave Desert, and contains sandstone formations, seasonal streams and riparian oak woodlands, as well as stands of cottonwood and native sycamore trees. The unit's location provides significant linkages connecting the Angeles National Forest, the Santa Susana Mountains, the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains. The unit contains the remnants of an historic ranch.

Facilities/Activities
Los Angeles County operates Placerita Canyon SP -- please visit their website for additional information.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    None listed

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (818) 880-0350

  • Region

    Los Angeles County

    County

    Los Angeles

  • Purchase Annual Passes

Telephone

818-880-0350

Address

c/o Angeles District
1925 Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas CA  91302