Who would have thought that right behind the Smart and Final and parallel to a major city street (Ventura Boulevard) a beautiful state park would be tucked away in the midst of all the traffic and shopping? That’s exactly what you find when you discover Los Encinos State Historic Park. The park is dedicated to preserving the buildings of Rancho Los Encinos. The entrance is nestled nondescriptly on a residential street. If you are not sure what you are looking for, you can easily miss it. The park is located at 16756 Moorpark Street, Encino, California.
There is so much to explore and so many ways to do it, through hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, and various other outdoor activities. But have you ever thought about staying in an active forest fire tower? Through a reservation one can rent and stay at an active forest fire lookout tower during the off seasons. This is a unique getaway experience and grants spectacular views of the surrounding wilderness.