Point Mugu State Park Field Trips

Reservations are required.  Approved K to 12 schools may have parking fees waived.  Parking fees are waived only for K to 12 schools on a principal approved field trip.  All other groups must pay parking fees upon entrance to the Park.  

Sycamore Canyon Guided Wild Adventures
(3rd - 12th Grades)
Guided nature hikes at Sycamore Canyon immerse students into the vast wilderness of Point Mugu State Park.  Park staff and docents will guide students on a one to two mile hike through the canyon along trails and fire roads.  Depending on the grade level, programs focus on animal and plant adaptations, Native Americans, water cycle, geology, or ecology.  Students will learn about nature and themselves from this incredible adventure of hiking one of the largest parks in the Santa Monica Mountains. 

Self-Guided Exploration
(K - 12th Grades)
Teachers may bring students on their own to Sycamore Canyon or Sycamore Cove Beach.  An interpretive guide of hike and safety suggestions will be sent upon request. 

Contact the State Park Interpreter:
310/457-8185

Teachers are encouraged to visit the Park prior to their program to orient themselves.

We look forward to seeing you and your students in your park!

California State Parks, Malibu Sector Education & Interpretation Office
39996 West Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California 90265
310/457-8185  FAX No. 310/589-1522

Reservation Information

 Reservations for the upcoming school year start September 1st.  

 Reservation requests must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance.   
 
 Day use parking fees are waived for school groups with approved reservations only.

 Visits maybe limited to two buses a day to reduce the impact on the Park’s resources.  

 Schools without a reservation maybe re-directed to other locations if the Park is full and pay fees. 

 Chaperones are required and we recommend one adult for every 6-7 students.