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.
More information including hours can be found at parks.ca.gov/?page_id=614.