Leo Carrillo State Park

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Leo Carrillo State Park
LeoCarrilloBeachCave-01.jpg
View from Leo Carrillo State Park's sea cave
Map showing the location of Leo Carrillo State Park
LocationLos Angeles and Ventura Counties, California, USA
Nearest cityMalibu, California
Coordinates34°2′40″N 118°56′2″W / 34.04444°N 118.93389°W / 34.04444; -118.93389Coordinates: 34°2′40″N 118°56′2″W / 34.04444°N 118.93389°W / 34.04444; -118.93389
Area2,513 acres (1,017 ha)
Established1953
Governing bodyCalifornia Department of Parks and Recreation
 
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Leo Carrillo State Park
LeoCarrilloBeachCave-01.jpg
View from Leo Carrillo State Park's sea cave
Map showing the location of Leo Carrillo State Park
LocationLos Angeles and Ventura Counties, California, USA
Nearest cityMalibu, California
Coordinates34°2′40″N 118°56′2″W / 34.04444°N 118.93389°W / 34.04444; -118.93389Coordinates: 34°2′40″N 118°56′2″W / 34.04444°N 118.93389°W / 34.04444; -118.93389
Area2,513 acres (1,017 ha)
Established1953
Governing bodyCalifornia Department of Parks and Recreation

Leo Carrillo State Park is a state park of California, United States, and a component of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area preserving 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of beach at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains.[1] California State Route 1 runs through the park, where it intersects with the western terminus of the Mulholland Highway. The 2,513-acre (1,017 ha) park was established in 1953.[2] It is named for actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo (1880–1961), who served on the State Parks commission.

Recreation[edit]

Leo Carrillo State Park offers swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing, and beachcombing. Beachgoers can explore tide pools, sea caves, and reefs. Away from shore there is a shady campground and backcountry hiking trails.[1]

In media[edit]

Leo Carillo Beach has been a popular location for photographers and movies. Movies filmed there include Gidget, Grease, 1984's The Karate Kid, The Craft, Point Break, The Usual Suspects, Inception, and Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus.[citation needed]

In the popular 1970's TV show The Rockford Files, starring James Garner, it was the first season's opening scene of episode 1 (The Kirkoff Case) airing September 13th, 1974.

It was featured in an episode of Huell Howser's TV series California's Golden Parks.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Leo Carrillo SP". California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10. California State Parks. p. 26. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "California's Golden Parks with Huell Howser". California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 

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