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About MRCA

About the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority is a local public park agency dedicated to the preservation and management of open space, urban parkland, watershed lands, trails, and wildlife habitat. Established in 1985 pursuant to the Joint Powers Act, the MRCA is a local partnership between the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which is a state agency that was established by the Legislature, the Conejo Recreation and Park District, and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which are local park agencies established by the vote of the people.  The MRCA manages more than 73,000 acres...

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Group Permits

Group Permits GROUP RESERVATIONS AND PERMITS There is no need for a permit and there are no user fees for individuals entering the Los Angeles River Recreation Zone. Organized groups that would like to conduct an event, program, or provide services in the recreation zone need to obtain a permit from the MRCA, and provide proof of liability insurance. GROUP USE ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT FEE STRUCTURE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS The following is the Permit fee structure for group permits issued by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for the Los Angeles River Recreation Zone.  All fees described herein are group...

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Safety

SAFETY The Los Angeles River Recreation Program takes place during the summer months when adverse weather and water flow conditions are least likely to occur. However, unexpected or sudden events such as thunderstorms and flash floods can occur without notice. The public will be required to exit the Program area boundaries when a National Weather Service flood watch or warning has been issued for the Los Angeles River Watershed from upstream water sources, or a small stream or thunderstorm watch has been issued.   In any of these events, boaters will be directed to specific entry and exit points.  In...

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Kayak-Fish-Explore

Kayak Any member of the public may launch a non-motorized, steerable boat, such as a kayak or canoe, from MRCA-operated put-in points-at Rattlesnake Park off Fletcher Drive, or under the 2 Freeway in Elysian Valley, and at the Sepulveda Basin River Recreation Zone in Encino.  River Conditions and hazards are subject to change without notice. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with the maps before coming out to the either Recreation Zone. For those who do not own their own equipment, several organizations provide rentals and guided tours of the River Recreation Zone MRCA Rangers patrol the Zone to...

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