Boasting 58 campsites beautifully shaded by sycamores in the conveniently and aptly named Sycamore Canyon, Sycamore Canyon campground (ha), offers...
The Satwiwa Cultural Center offers great insight into the once thriving Chumash community and what life was like for them, take a break from hiking and gain some knowledge!
It definitely gets hot, and after the recent wildfire, shade is not necessarily in abundance, so stock up on sunscreen and water before heading out.
This is a seriously beautiful park for hiking, be sure to ask the rangers which trails are right for what you are looking for and get out there on the mountains, you won’t regret it.
The recorded history of Point Mugu dates to October 10, 1542 when the explorer, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, is thought to have landed at Mugu Lagoon as he charted the coastal waters. Cabrillo named the area Mugu after the native Churnash word mu'wa or muwu, for seashore, beach, or hand of the beach.
During the 1930s and early 1940s, a sand spit between the lagoon and the ocean was the site of the Mugu Fish Camp, which was visited by large numbers of tourists and sports enthusiasts from the Los Angeles area. A fishing pier was added to support deep sea fishing boats operating out of Port Hueneme. A cafe, store, tent cabins and later wooden cabins were constructed. The cafe would be Point Mugu's first Officers' Club.
In 1941 as the United States entered World War II, Mugu became a training area for the Seabees at Port Hueneme.