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Malibu Creek State Park, Calabasas

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Malibu Creek State Park is a state park of California, United States, preserving the Malibu Creek canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. The 8215acre park was established in 1974. Opened to the public in 1976, the park is also a component of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.GeographyMalibu Creek State Park stretches from below Malibou Lake in the west to Piuma Road in the east. It follows the creek down to the Pacific Ocean and includes the Adamson House and creek's mouth in the Malibu Lagoon at the beach. Tapia Park has recently been incorporated as a subunit of the park. The park includes three natural preserves: 730acre Liberty Canyon, 300acre Udell Gorge, and 1920acre Kaslow Preserve.HistoryThe land that is now Malibu Creek State Park was inhabited by native Chumash people for millennia. The site of a village called Talepop has been uncovered by archaeologists in the northeast corner of the park. By the 1860s a few homesteads existed, including the Sepulveda Adobe, which still stands.In 1900 a group of wealthy Los Angeles businessmen created the Crags Country Club and purchased 2000acre along Malibu Creek. In 1903 a 50ft dam was built nearby, creating a 7acre lake which was later purchased by 20th Century Fox and named Century Lake. The three-level, 7500sqft Crags Club Lodge was completed in 1910. Redwood trees were planted near the lake that same year, and today stand as the southernmost specimens in California. Also within park boundaries is the Rindge Dam in Malibu Canyon, built in 1926. The Crags Country Club ceased operations in 1936 and the lodge was torn down in 1955. Plan my day in Calabasas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • We stayed here in one of their drive in camp sites and it was a good experience. We came in a bit late so there was no attendant but we found out spot easily enough. This was one of the few places we....  more
    We stayed here in one of their drive in camp sites and it was a good experience. We came in a bit late so there was no attendant but we found out spot easily enough. This was one of the few places we....  more »
  • This is such a cool park with natural beautiful and it is suitable for all ages and activities. Many school children come out here to just play around the creek and the grass land areas. For the RV... 
    This is such a cool park with natural beautiful and it is suitable for all ages and activities. Many school children come out here to just play around the creek and the grass land areas. For the RV...  more »
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  • It's like a playground for those who love nature! The park ranger recommended, "Bulldog Road" if I was looking for a workout. It was a bit intense but definitely worth the work out! 👍 If by some chance you still have leftover energy, feel free to go up CASTRO road. You'll gain elevation and an opportunity to some DIVINE views! 🌄💯 Just be careful and take enough water to stay hydrated (@ least 32oz per individual)!! God Bless💫
  • The most beautiful place and I can imagine. There’s so many people there visiting and wonderful shops and stores to go to right outside the park area. Really good restaurants. There’s also gas stations to. It’s a place that will take your breath away. Especially looking out at the ocean early in the morning. It’s in chanting exclamation

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