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Circle X Ranch Group Campground

12896 Yerba Buena Rd Malibu, CA 90265(310) 457-6408
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12896 Yerba Buena Rd Malibu, CA 90265(310) 457-6408

The Circle X Campground is a group-site that holds up to 75 people in the canyons below the Boney Mountain of the Santa Monica Mountains. Take Yerba Buena Road from Pacific Coast Highway up 5.4 miles to the campsite located below the Ranger Contact Station at Circle X Ranch. The non-electric site only permits tent camping. As for fires, charcoal fires are permitted in designated areas but wood fires are not. Sometimes stricter fire regulations are enforced during high fire danger–make sure to call the local Ranger Station to confirm. Dogs are generally allowed on National Park campgrounds and trails if on a leash (6 feet maximum). At State Parks, dogs are permitted only in campgrounds and picnic areas, and on certain beaches where specified. Make sure to check out our hiking section on Circle X to plan hikes during your stay.

The campground and surrounding areas of Circle X are bursting with natural and historic features (flowers, rocks and artifacts) that are protected by law and may not be collected or damaged. Also be aware that the campground does contain poison oaks, rattlesnakes and bees. Long pants, long sleeves and light colors are your best bet to protect against ticks. Dress appropriately for variable weather conditions and be prepared for minor emergencies. We recommend bringing a first aid kit, flashlight, plenty of food and water (water from streams is not safe to drink!) and extra clothes for if staying overnight. Also, you can never be too prepared, portable toilets are available at

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