Malibu Creek State Park camping is prime time, especially when you stay at the Malibu Creek Campground. With 63 sites, make sure to book a reservation as soon as you can! Being only 26 miles outside of Los Angeles, it’s a highly popular getaway spot. Camping accommodations can be made for small families, groups up to 100 people, or for more primitive style camping. With a wild and rustic feeling throughout the park, you’ll be sure to have a unique, beautiful getaway at Malibu Creek Campground.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
57 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Care to take a spin on the Planet of the Apes, no time-travel required? This movie-licious park has awesome great bike trails ...Read more


Fishing isn’t the main event here, but if you are so inclined, feel free to drop a line in one of the freshwater streams or lak...Read more


The dramatic, rugged countryside that made this park movie-set mecca in the early part of the twentieth century also makes for ...Read more

Horseback riding

If you are really ready to get your old Hollywood on, hit the trails on horseback. In addition to being Ronald Reagan’s favorit...Read more


Even though it’s man-made, Century Lake still provides a lovely spot for a casual paddle. The park’s namesake is, actually, 20t...Read more


We know you aren’t sick of the movie references yet, because you are still reading. That’s good, because we have one more for y...Read more


If you don’t mind a short walk (and we know you don’t), there is an awesome swimming hole at Rock Pool (there is also some grea...Read more

Wildlife watching

One of the reasons this park was such a popular place to film was because of its truly magnificent landscape, and the real sens...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Malibu Creek Campground.

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Hipcamper Hipcamper
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 17th, 2015

Site 36 is super spacious, and campsites 36-41 all face a lovely, open meadow.

Hipcamper Hipcamper
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 12th, 2015

If you don’t mind a short trip, the beach is a 10 minute jaunt by car away.

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Stepfanie A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 22nd, 2015

This is a family-friendly campground with some nice hiking trails (we went to the MASH site), a rock pool for easy access, and if you like rock climbing, you can also do that here. At night, I could hear cars from the main road from time to time but it wasn't too bothersome. This is a good place for beginner campers or for those who just prefer camping with reliable, clean facilities. They have flush toilets and coin-operated showers. My parents enjoyed it here.

Hipcamper Hipcamper
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 14th, 2015

Rangers here enforce the rules, so be sure to mind your p’s & q’s (i.e., no dogs, no fires, and obey all traffic laws).

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Adam G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 23rd, 2017

So good to have a real decent area to get away to without driving too far. Everything around this campsite is beautiful and you cant beat the hikes and ocean a short distance away!

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Hipcamper Hipcamper
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 25th, 2015

In general, fires aren’t allowed at the campground, but give the park a call (818-880-0367) ahead of time to make sure, as sometimes the wildfire threat drops and they are briefly allowed.

Hipcamper Hipcamper
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 13th, 2015

You don’t get a map with your entry to the park, but there ARE three places you can buy one (for about $3): At the entrance station (be sure to ask for it), at the Visitor Center (open only on weekends) or at the King Gillette Ranch (across the street).

Hipcamper Kasey
Kasey J.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2017

Nice place for family camping with small kids

Malibu Creek State Park
United States
Phone Number
(818) 880-0367
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34.094° N, 118.715° W
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Tent Only: 26 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent Only - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 60 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 30 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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