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Friday, June 05, 2009

The Rock Pool at Malibu Creek State Park - Last Chance to Visit?*



Another location with a water feature, this one is up in the hills. The surroundings may look a little bit familiar to you and that could be because this is where the TV series M*A*S*H was shot. Before this was a state park the land was partially owned by 20th Century Fox. A more complete list and history of the park, including some other movies that used this land as a location can be found at the Wikipedia article about Malibu Creek State Park.

There is so much to see here, but one of my favorite spots is the rock pool where I’ve spent many a happy hour painting.

More information about visiting Malibu Creek State Park can be found here.

Malibu Creek State Park
1925 Las Virgenes Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 880-0367

*This and many other State Parks are in danger of being closed due to the budget crisis. Among them are some of my favorites such as Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. The complete list of the 220 planned closings can be found on the Pasadena Star News website.

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5 comments:

mariannepost said...

Katherine:
Looks like another beautiful place. This is the first time that I saw a complete list of possible state park closures. I wonder what constitutes a "closure". No access whatsoever?
Marianne

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Marianne,

The details haven't been decided yet. Probably the buildings and restrooms would be closed and boarded up and parking lots and access roads closed. The idea is that the general public would stay out, but that could be difficult to enforce, and potentially more costly in the long run due to vandalism, illegal fires, and so on. Also, there is no telling when the parks might reopen again - it could be years.

Jean Spitzer said...

Sigh . . . . I guess we need to enjoy these places while we can.

ted said...

A 7 Acre RV park is planned for Malibu Creek State Park. Comments are encouraged at this blog

http://www.savethemeadow.blogspot.com/

Help Save the Reagan Meadow

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you for that information Ted and for the blog. I'm following it now to contribute my effort.