MALIBU—Leo Carrillo State Park reopened most of its campground areas after seven months of massive cleanups in the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire ignited in November 2018. Public visits are accessible as of Friday, June 7.
Leo Carrillo located on 35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 is known for it’s family friendly, beautiful scenic sites. The park has encouraged outdoor activities alike camping, surfing, beach-combing, backcountry hiking and other fun events including filming for over 50 years.
“It was a collaborative effort,” said Los Angeles Deputy District State Park Superintendent Jerry West, in a phone interview with Canyon News. “The rain created different challenges for the crews cleanup process, there were hazardous waste among trees in which protective measures were provided.”
West further explained to Canyon News, the diligent effort in rebuilding Leo Carrillo State Park prior to reopening to the public.
“Hard work paid off in this critical path, correcting issues presented from the Woolsey Fire and collaborative efforts from a diverse maintenance facilities staff; Public Safety Officers, and Los Angeles Law Enforcement across the valley, worked as a team creating ideas to bring back camp traditions that were there for generations,” said West.
On November, 8, 2018, the massive fire erupted in Woolsey Canyon south of Simi Valley in Ventura County spreading across 96,949 acres into Hidden Hills, and Agoura Hills affecting several cities nearby including, Bell Canyon, Calabasas, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Thousand Oak, Topanga, Westlake Village, West Hills.
Three residents were killed during the Woolsey Fire, including three firefighters sustaining injuries.
More than 1,500 business structures from Oak Park to Malibu were destroyed and 341 structures damaged, 295,000 residents evaluated their homes and businesses. An estimated $6 billion in losses were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
For more details on Leo Carrillo State Park, hours, policies and activities, call 1 (800) 444-Park or visit the website: reservecaliforrnia.com