Contact Number

  • (818) 880-0350

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • None listed

Park Activities

Park unit operated by Los Angeles County. Check website at for more information.
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Hiking Trails

Park Facilities

Group Campsites
Drinking Water Available


Park Directions

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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.

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