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
Tent or RV sites
57 sites
Up to 60 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair 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 REYNA
Reyna C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 2nd, 2023

Malibu State Creek Park is a wonderful little gem near the Greater Los Angeles Area. The park has working toilets and showers. There are several little trails in the area and the beach is less than a 20 minute drive from the site. Plenty of wildlife can be seen in the area.

Hipcamper Christine Lee
Christine Lee S.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2018

Had a great short trip to Malibu Creek campsite. We stayed two nights, and enjoyed a day-hike to the "hidden" waterfall a few miles out. It was a little less hidden than we might have preferred, but enjoyable nonetheless! Would camp here again.

Hipcamper Ruth
Ruth I.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 17th, 2018

Pets aren't allowed. Please update the listing!!

Hipcamper Bex
Bex A.
recommends this listing.
February 11th, 2018

This site is expensive, but is a god backup if all of the other Malibu campsites are taken. Not a lot of privacy.

Hipcamper veronica
Veronica B.
recommends this listing.
January 21st, 2018

No fires allowed.

Hipcamper Ruth
Ruth I.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 17th, 2017

Dogs aren't even allowed on leash in the parking lot. Camping is reasonably priced but day access is about twenty dollars - ridiculous! Gorgeous park but the over-zealous rangers make it feel a little like you're back in school being yelled at.

Hipcamper Jake
Jake O.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2017

If you're a climber... bring a friend! Tons of fantastic sport climbing in the park.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian W.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2017

It's dusty

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley S.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2017

$10 Parking.

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
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(Up to 60 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 30 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)