For a rural setting that’s not too far from the city, try Tapo Canyon Park in the Santa Susana Mountains. This county park and campground is on the north side of Simi Valley. It has a level pad, picnic table, and fire pit at every site, and the playground is nice for the little ones.
This Simi Valley campground is situated at the end of a canyon where you can see some of the area’s scenic rolling hills. It has an equestrian arena for horse owners and is only a couple of miles from hiking trails. Although the nearby archery field is separate from the county park, it is often a site for public sessions.
“…We liked the kids play area being so close where we could keep a close eye on them. The park has a very nice covered patio picnic table area and a large grass field. We flew kites, played games. We were able to have a campfire at night…” – Karen, Trip Advisor Review