Are you searching for a weekend getaway with mountain overlooks and sunny, sandy beaches? Your vacation destination may be a short drive from Los Angeles, California! Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area offers many opportunities to shake off the stresses of city life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. No wood fires. Charcoal fires are permitted in designated areas only, however, during high fire danger charcoal and gas fires may be prohibited. Fire regulations may vary; please contact us before you plan your trip. Dogs are generally allowed on National Park campgrounds and trails if on a leash (6 feet maximum). At state parks, dogs are permitted only in campgrounds and picnic areas, and on certain beaches where specified. Natural and historic features (such as flowers, rocks or artifacts) are protected by law and may not be collected or damaged. Wood gathering or collecting is not allowed. Bring plenty of food and water. (Water from streams is not safe to drink!) Learn to recognize and avoid poison oak, rattlesnakes and bees. Guard yourself against ticks by wearing long sleeves, long pants and light colors. Dress appropriately for variable weather conditions and be prepared for minor emergencies. Bring a first aid kit, flashlight and extra clothes. Take care of your trash. Use disposal facilities on site, or pack out what you pack in. Only tent camping is permitted at this site. Please note that reservation rules have changed for Circle X Ranch Group Campground.Reservations are now available on the same day of arrival. Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.