When down in Southern California, Malibu Creek State Park is an ideal place to slip away to if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, as it’s just 25 miles away from downtown.
This gem of a park and campground is situated on over 7,000 acres of beautiful land and is a fantastic spot to camp under the stars all year round.
The location separates you from the city by a wonderful mountain range and it’s quite easy to get to as it sits between two main tourist thorough-fares, about 40 miles from the fabulous Beaches of Malibu. The park’s also pretty close to both Santa Barbara, and Universal City if you’d like to do some sight-seeing while you’re there.
The state park offers excellent terrain for Hiking and Mountain Biking and is ideal to take children to on a camping trip. Other activities to keep you busy include Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, and Fishing.
For wildlife lovers, you’ll find an interesting assortment of animals such as Bobcats, Mountain Lions, Golden Eagles, Mule Deer, and Southern Steelhead.
The area also comes with a rich history as it was occupied by the Chumash Native Americans for hundreds of years. The park was also once owned by 20th Century Fox and has been the location for dozens of famous films, such as Planet of the Apes, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and the Sand Pebbles. The popular television series MASH was also filmed there.