Malibu Creek State Park Reopened

Above, the view from the old bridge looking towards Goat Buttes in the heart of Malibu Creek State Park reveals burned areas but also untouched oak trees. Photo by Suzanne Guldimann

Malibu Creek State Park reopened on December 18, just in time for the winter holidays. Although much of the park was scorched by the Woolsey Fire that impacted nearly half of the Santa Monica mountains National Recreation Area, much also survived. Many trees remain untouched and some that burned are expected to recover. Popular Rock Pool escaped almost completely unscathed. According to the official site, day use areas and back country trails are open, but the campground remains closed. Visitors are asked to stay on trails and avoid burnt terrain for their own safety.


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Suzanne Guldimann

Suzanne Guldimann is an author, artist, and musician who lives in Malibu and loves the Santa Monica Mountains. She has worked as a journalist reporting on local news and issues for more than a decade, and is the author of nine books of music for the harp. Suzanne's newest book, "Life in Malibu", explores local history and nature. She can be reached at

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