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  • Mary Elaine
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    Warning and advice to visitors: some of the local NIMBY Karen/Ken types have taken it upon themselves to police Topanga State Park on their own, threatening "outsiders", AKA the public who pays taxes just like everyone else to support our parks, with having their cars towed or to issues "tickets" for a variety of "infractions". The Rangers are currently turning a blind eye to this behavior, much like they have turned a blind eye to the maintenance of facilities and trails in recent years.

    Please, do not hesitate to visit our beautiful State Park, and do not be intimidated by these people. It is your right to be there, and to park anywhere that is legal parking, including Entrada Rd. outside the park.

    If you are approached by these people, please ignore them, and understand that they do not represent any legal entity, nor the people of Topanga Canyon, who very much welcome visitors. Also, please report any interactions with these people, or any issues you encounter in the park, to any and all of the departments below:

    Topanga Ranger Line
    310-455-2465 x106

    State Parks, Angeles District Office
    (818) 880-0363

    Human Rights Office, California State Parks
    (916) 653-8148, 711 CA Relay Service

    Dogs are generally not allowed in the park with the exception of Service Animals as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act.

    Above all, please come visit Topanga State Park, and enjoy the grandeur of Mother Nature!
    Written 11 February 2021
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  • MidwestLiketoTravel
    Midwest366 contributions
    Having been to Will Rogers museum in Claremore, OK, we were close enough to the ranch in Pacific Palisades that we wanted to stop here. Glad we did. The ranch house tour was very interesting and amazing how great it looked - just like when Mrs. Rogers left in 1944. Beautiful day to walk around the park too. It was only about 15 minutes from Malibu and Santa Monica pier. If you don't know much about Will Rogers, the guide will fill you in. Needless to say, he was the biggest American celebrity of the 1920s and 30s until his death in airplane accident.
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • laura B
    1 contribution
    95% of the time this is an amazing place, just like the other reviews state. If you are a family, you will have a blast! There is so much to explore. Be careful with the current if you want to snorkel around the perimeter of the reef. The waves kick up a lot of sand, so visibility isn't great either. As for Surfing, it can be beginner to intermediate. On a good day the waves are excellent, however, then you have to contend with the locals who say it is their beach. Just disregard them and enjoy if you can, I'm a local and they argue that I wasn't born here so I can't surf here...lol! Who is born on the beach might I ask?
    Written 17 January 2021
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  • Kenneth L
    Los Angeles, CA422 contributions
    I discovered this while driving by several times. I think it is an old rail yard, long and narrow. About the middle of the back side, but on the other side of two chain link fences and two metro tracks is Zanja Madre, the "Mother Ditch" that once brought water from the Los Angeles River to El Pueblo do los Angeles. There should be something to explain this but isn't.

    The park is new. The trees are small. Lots of paths. Two small buildings with restrooms but the Ranger Station was closed when we visited. There is a spiral trail that ends in a low observation platform. Small free parking lot. It is about a mile northeast of El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, so if you are visiting Olvera Street for history, include this park. The day we visited, there was a car show which we skipped.
    Written 6 October 2018
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  • Valleyblue
    Sacramento, CA349 contributions
    It's a small park, but very pleasant to walk around, check out the duck pond (that also has swans and geese), or just hang out. It's quite a charming place, off the beaten path, and interesting to check out. It's not a place that you need to plan to go, but good if you're looking for something to do.
    Written 5 August 2019
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