For those who are fans of the Mash television show, this park offers a special treat. To many people, the main attraction is visiting the outdoor filming location of the Mash television series that aired from 1972-1983. I recommend buying the two dollar map from the ranger at the park entrance.
His exact quote was "Buy the $2 map and it will be the best $2 you ever spent on a map!"
Indeed it is a very awesome park map. I wish I could say the same for the $12 entrance fee. It used to be $7. Ouch!
It is up to you if you want the map, worst case scenario there are plenty of signs. Just remember to park in the lower lot before the campsites and take the Crags Road trail. The hike is a relatively easy hike of 2.5 miles one way. Follow Crags Rd past Century Lake and onto a small trail also called Crags Road. Follow the signs or the map whichever you prefer.
Finally you will reach the filming site of the Mash Television show. Remaining at the site are two vehicles used in the show and a small shed with Mash related pictures. Some stakes are layed out so that you can imagine where the sets once stood. If you hike up the tiny hill behind the picnic tables you can get a better view from the Helipad.
Hang out for awhile and enjoy the picnic tables. Hopefully you remembered a lunch. Did you?
As you start to head back an exciting destination is the Rock Pool. This natural pool is located 0.4 miles from Century Lake. To get there continue on Crags Road (The same way you got to the Mash Site aka backtrack your steps) passing Century Lake and High Road. There is a trail headed south off of Crags Road before the Visitor Center. Take that trail a short distance along the creek and past the rock climbers. If you don't see any climbers just pretend they are there. You can't miss the giant cliff that they climb. After that you will see the rock pool. Sometimes it is dry during the summer months. It is beautiful. Enjoy it. Have fun and be safe. And apparently you can't drink or smoke at the rock pool. So have fun but not to much fun.
To get to Malibu Creek State Park:
From Los Angeles or the Valley
take the 101 North
Exit Las Virgenes Road turn left
Drive about 3.3 miles
Turn right into the park