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Malibu Creek State Park

Park Information

Contact Information

(818) 880-0367

Trailer Lengths

Max Trailer Length: 30 Feet
Max Camper Length: 30 Feet

Park Hours

dawn ‘til dusk

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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Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the park features hiking, fishing, bird watching and horseback riding opportunities.

There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands on chaparral covered slopes.

Twenty-five mile Malibu Creek in the park is the principal watercourse of the Santa Monica Mountains, from Boney Mountain to Malibu Lagoon.

The park was the center of Chumash Native American life for centuries and was once used to film numerous movies and TV shows, such as Planet of the Apes and M*A*S*H.

Location-Directions
The park is located four miles south of Highway 101 on Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road.
Latitude/Longitude: 34.1033 / -118.7331

Campfire Programs Summer 2014

Free and open to the public and overnight campers! Meets at the Campfire Center adjacent to the Malibu Creek State Park campgrounds. If you are coming just for the campfire and not camping, please pay the day use fee and park in the lower parking lot. You can walk to the campfire center by following the trail that begins near the ADA parking.

Saturday, June 28th, 7pm-8pm Native American Tales and Songs of the Chumash, Tongva, and Gabrielino.

Saturday, July 5th, 7pm - 8pm, The Reptile Family

Saturday, July 12th, 7pm - 8pm, The Nature of Wildworks

Saturday, July 19th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm, Mysteries of the Night Sky

Saturday, August 2nd, 8:30pm - 9:30pm, Mysteries of the Night Sky

Saturday, August 9th, 7pm - 8pm, The Reptile Family

Saturday, August 16th, 7pm - 8pm, The Nature of Wildworks

Please Note:
The park recently switched from coin-operated showers to token-operated showers. The token machines accept ONLY one dollar bills. Change for larger bills is not available at this time.