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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Arthur B Ripley Desert Woodland State Park
Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
Dockweiler State Beach
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
Leo Carrillo State Beach
Los Encinos State Historic Park
Malibu Creek State Park
Pio Pico State Historic Park
Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
Saddleback Butte State Park
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Susana State Historic Park
Topanga State Park
Verdugo Mountains State Park
Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park
Will Rogers State Beach
Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Coastal view of Malibu Lagoon State Beach
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Coastal view of Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Description - In Los Angeles County, wild places exist in the middle of a major metropolitan area. The state park sites in this county cover mountains and high-desert to beaches.

Attractions - This area is rich in natural and cultural significance. The area includes Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, which is transformed from a parched, high-desert landscape to fields of golden poppies and wildflowers by the spring rains. Topanga State Park covers more than 11,000 acres of the rugged Santa Monica Mountains. Several state beaches lie along the coast near Malibu.

Recreation - Activities at the state parks sites in this region include: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, surfing, windsurfing and viewing the mountain and coastal scenery.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months. The best seasons to visit are spring and fall but with the mild climate, outdoor recreation opportunities are enjoyable year-round.

Location - The Los Angeles County surrounds the city of Los Angeles, along the coast of southern California and reaches inland to Lancaster.

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California Department of Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 942896 , Sacramento, CA, 94296-0001, Phone: 916-653-6995

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California State Parks, Beaches and Historic Parks - California has 265 state parks which cover 1.3 million diverse acres. The huge variety of state parks offers tremendous outdoor recreation opportunities.
Los Angeles County - Los Angeles County stretches over 4,000 square miles, encompassing high deserts, sparkling beaches, snowy peaks, and meandering megalopolis.

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