Rio de Los Angeles State Park


Only 143 miles from the Museum, visit Rio de Los Angeles State Park, where the riverbanks are being restored to create a serene, natural escape from the city. Surrounded by residential and industrial areas, the restoration of the Los Angeles River to its natural river wetlands is allowing native plants and wildlife to return while providing local residents with hiking and horseback riding trails, overnight camping facilities, and interpretive exhibits.

When visiting Rio De Los Angeles State Park, take the opportunity to visit the Los Angeles State Historic Park only three miles away. This 32-acre park is adjacent to Chinatown and provides residents with more opportunities to jog, hike, bike, or just stroll along its pathways looking for wildlife such as birds traveling south along the Pacific flyway.

PHOTO CREDIT: Laurie Avocodo