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Welcome to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Visitor Center, a unit of the U.S. National Park System! Find information from hiking to biking to camping and much, much, more at your gateway to the mountains.
For 100 years, the National Park Service has preserved America’s special places “for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.” Celebrate its second century with the Find Your Park GeoTour that launched April 2016 and explore these geocaches placed for you by National Park Service Rangers and their partners.
This cache is part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area ParkCaching Program. This site contains one of six (6) collector cards as part of the ParkCache series in the mountains. Please only take one card per person.
This geocache site is available year round. This cache is on accessible land. Please do not travel off trail for your safety and preservation of resources.
Information regarding Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Visitor Center
• The visitor center is open from 9AM to 5PM daily. Closed on major federal holidays.
• All plant material, rocks, animals,and historical features are protected by law and may not be collected or disturbed.
• Safety information:
- Poison Oak can be found in this area. It is identified by three leaves ranging in color from green to crimson. The plant is deciduous, so it does lose its leaves in the winter.
- Watch out for mountains lions, rattlesnakes and ticks.
• Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Visitor Center Information:
Open daily from 9 AM – 5PM.
Address: 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA, 91302
Phone number: 805-370-2301
In emergency: dial 911
This building is the location of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area's Visitor Center.
One of the most stunning locales in the Santa Monica Mountains, 588-acre King Gillette Ranch offers a rare, unspoiled view of California's rich archaeological, cultural and historic resources. The ranch includes the 1928 mansion designed by Wallace Neff for razor magnate King C. Gillette.
Named for the former congressman who introduced legislation to create SMMNRA in 1978, the Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center is jointly managed by the National Park Service, California State Parks, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Located in the original horse stables, the new visitor center was re-purposed to achieve platinum LEED certification and become the first "net zero" visitor center within the National Park Service. It produces all of its energy needs through a 94 kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy system. A website provides real-time data that tracks how much energy the photovoltaic panels generate
As the National Park Service approaches its 100th anniversary, a new dawn will welcome future generations as they continue to enjoy our nation’s parklands.
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