Malibu Creek State Park is a state park of California, United States, preserving the Malibu Creek canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. The 8215acre park was established in 1974. Opened to the public in 1976, the park is also a component of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.GeographyMalibu Creek State Park stretches from below Malibou Lake in the west to Piuma Road in the east. It follows the creek down to the Pacific Ocean and includes the Adamson House and creek's mouth in the Malibu Lagoon at the beach. Tapia Park has recently been incorporated as a subunit of the park. The park includes three natural preserves: 730acre Liberty Canyon, 300acre Udell Gorge, and 1920acre Kaslow Preserve.HistoryThe land that is now Malibu Creek State Park was inhabited by native Chumash people for millennia. The site of a village called Talepop has been uncovered by archaeologists in the northeast corner of the park. By the 1860s a few homesteads existed, including the Sepulveda Adobe, which still stands.In 1900 a group of wealthy Los Angeles businessmen created the Crags Country Club and purchased 2000acre along Malibu Creek. In 1903 a 50ft dam was built nearby, creating a 7acre lake which was later purchased by 20th Century Fox and named Century Lake. The three-level, 7500sqft Crags Club Lodge was completed in 1910. Redwood trees were planted near the lake that same year, and today stand as the southernmost specimens in California. Also within park boundaries is the Rindge Dam in Malibu Canyon, built in 1926. The Crags Country Club ceased operations in 1936 and the lodge was torn down in 1955.Plan my day in Calabasas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Malibu Creek State Park reviews
We hiked here mainly to visit the MASH site which we did. There is a fee to enter the park. I don’t remember how much it was but I didn’t care. We parked at the lot where everyone else was. The... more »
Stumbled upon this after driving and exploring. A great area to explore for multiple hikes. You can get a map which will show you where to explore various trails. Some areas have bathrooms and... more »
Our church held an awesome multi-day retreat here! It is a beautiful place to spend time in nature away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. It's a gorgeous place to get "out of town" for a few days and return refreshed. Highly recommend finding a trail nearby and spending a day in the mountains!
Primitive camping and can fit up to 30’ campers.. maybe longer not sure. They closed the gates at 10pm.. meaning you can’t enter with a car after 10pm until they open the next day at 8am. There is a dump station and potable water. Bathrooms and showrooms are clean. Great trails.. bring plenty of water.
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Calabasas
Plans to Malibu Creek State Park by other users
32 days in Calabasas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Torrance BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, outdoors, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, romantic, beaches, shopping, extra fast, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, romantic, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra fast 16 days in Thousand Oaks & Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in Malibu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 50 days in Ventura BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, beaches, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy