Sycamore Canyon Campground sits just off the beach in Point Mugu State Park on the west end of the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu. The 13,300-acre park boasts beautiful beaches, rocky peaks, and miles and miles of hiking trails. Tents and RVs are welcome attack this drive-up campground. In addition to beach access, Sycamore Canyon Campground provides fire rings, picnic tables, potable water, coin showers, and flush toilets.
The campground sits at the mouth of one of the two main canyons in Point Mugu State Park, Big Sycamore Canyon, and the campground is a convenient starting point for several hikes, including Scenic and Overlook Trails Loop. Each site is $45 per night (as of January, 2013) plus $10 for any additional vehicles. Sites may be reserved online from reserveamerica.com or by calling (310) 457-8143.
Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on leashes in the campground. Dogs must be kept in tents or vehicles at night and are not allowed on park trails.
To get to the campground: From Los Angeles, take the 10 Freeway west through Santa Monica and follow PCH northwest for 32 miles through Malibu to Point Mugu State Park. Drive 3.2 miles past Yerba Buena Road, and turn right into Sycamore Canyon Campground. From Oxnard, head southeast on PCH for twelve miles and turn left into the campground.
Campground address: Sycamore Canyon Road, Point Mugu State Park, Malibu, CA 90265
Campground coordinates: 34.072853, -119.014599 (34° 04′ 22.27″N 119° 00′ 52.55″W)
Use the map below to view the campground and get directions:
|Scenic and Overlook Trails Loop|
This 2.7 to 3.5-mile hike takes in tremendous ocean views above Big Sycamore Canyon in Point Mugu State Park.
|La Jolla Canyon Loop|
This 11.75-mile hike explores Point Mugu State Park on the west end of the Santa Monica Mountains, offering extraordinary ocean views (while still visiting La Jolla Canyon Falls).
This 6.5-mile hike ascends from the bottom of La Jolla Canyon to the top of a 1,266-foot peak, providing exceptional ocean and canyon views.
|La Jolla Canyon Falls|
This 1.5-mile hike visits a short seasonal waterfall in Point Mugu State Park.
This 6.25-mile loop summits the tallest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains.
This 3-mile out and back hike visits a remote grotto in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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