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Los Encinos SHP
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Los Encinos SHP
Description - This five-acre early California rancho includes the original nine-room de la Osa Adobe, the two-story limestone Garnier House, the Reyes Hut, natural springs, and a lake (shaped like a Spanish guitar.) The springs at the site attracted Native Americans for centuries. Spanish explorer Captain Gaspar de Portolá stopped there in 1769.

Attractions - This five-acre early California rancho includes the original nine-room de la Osa Adobe, the two-story limestone Garnier House, the Reyes Hut, natural springs, and a lake (shaped like a Spanish guitar.) The springs at the site attracted Native Americans for centuries. Spanish explorer Captain Gaspar de Portolá stopped there in 1769. The spot later became a stagecoach stopover and a Basque sheepherder's home before construction of the rancho.

Recreation - A historical area with a enchanting spring, the park contains exhibits on early California ranch life.

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.

Location - The park is at 16756 Moorpark Street in Encino, in Los Angeles county, California.


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Contact Information:
Angeles Topanga Sector Headquarters, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road , Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272, Phone: 310-454-8212, Fax: 310-459-2031

Additional Information:
California's Historic Sites - This section includes the major historic sites within California. California's rich history is showcased in its many historic sites and monuments.
Los Angeles County State Parks and Beaches - 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.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.

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