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Angeles National Forest- The Angeles National Forest encompasses much of the San Gabriel Mountain on the northern edge of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It serves as the backyard playground for many Los Angeles residents.
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve- Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve features over 1,700 acres of California's official flower - the golden poppy - on display in season each spring. The reserve also features other wildflowers in bloom.
Channel Islands National Park- The park consists of five islands off southern California: Anacapa, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa. Nesting sea birds, sea lion rookeries and unique plants inhabit the area.
Cleveland National Forest- The Cleveland National Forest lies in Southern California stretching from the San Diego area, northward to the Orange and Riverside County urban areas. Visitors can find solitude and escape from the busy life of the nearby cities.
El Mirage State Vehicular Recreation Area- The focus at this site is recreational off-highway vehicle use and varied activities on the dry lakebed. El Mirage is divided into four general sections; dry lake bed, the basin, Shadow Mountains, and Twin Hills.
Los Angeles County Regional Parks & Natural Areas- Since 1944, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has been meeting the diverse needs of not only residents but visitors from all over the world.
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.
Mountain High- Located only 75 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange County, Mountain High welcomes guests with two distinctly different mountains and a wide variety of lifts and trails.
Pacific Crest Trail- From desert to glacier-flanked mountain, meadow to forest, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) symbolizes everything there is to love - and protect - in the Western United States.
Palm Springs South Coast BLM Field Office- Abundant recreational opportunities unveil upon the discovery of one of California's most unique areas encompassing the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains.
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area- Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is comprised of a rugged coastal landscape covered with chaparral fronts on the sandy beaches north of Los Angeles.

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Description - The greater Los Angeles area is the repository of every grandiose vision, no matter how extraordinary, that comes under the heading "California dream." This is where people come to liberate, stimulate, and even re-create their lives. Brunch at a beachside cafe in Venice and you can watch some of these individualistic spirits parade by on roller skates. It's also where they go for a night on the town, in places such as 2nd Street in Long Beach.

Attractions - Los Angeles county stretches over 4,000 square miles, encompassing high deserts, sparkling beaches, snowy peaks, and meandering megalopolis. The county features the Angeles National Forest, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and numerous state parks, state beaches and state historic parks.

Recreation - Where, other than Los Angeles County, you go snowboarding in the morning and catch a wave in the afternoon, or hike into the wilderness just off a busy freeway. In addition to snowboarding, surfing and hiking, this region offers opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, road biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, picnicking, and camping.

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 generally mild climate, outdoor activities are available year-round in Southern California.

Location - Los Angeles County lies along the coast of southern California, around the cities of Los Angeles, Malibu, Burbank, Pasadena, Hollywood and Long Beach.


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California Tourism, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-GO-CALIF

California Welcome Center, Los Angeles, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Suite 150 , Los Angeles, CA, 90048, Phone: 310-854-7616

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California Regions - From the Gold Country to the San Francisco Bay Area, from the Central Coast to San Diego County, these regions are home to State Parks, National Parks, National Forests, National Wildlife Refuges, National Recreation Areas, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) areas and much more.

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