Point Mugu State Park: Sycamore Canyon Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A school of dolphins pushing bait ﬁsh into the shore, working them around the rocky points, dolphin skin wet and black against the blue water—that was my ﬁrst impression of Point Mugu State Park’s Sycamore Canyon Campground. The beach is gorgeous, a whitesand jewel of a place to picnic, sun, and swim on an unspoiled stretch of coastline. Later, I discovered that the Chumash tribe once lived in the canyon and believed that dolphins were their brothers.
At one time, the Chumash lived on overpopulated islands to the west. Legend has it that their mother god told them to cross over the sea to the mainland by walking on a rainbow. The caveat was that they couldn’t look down. Of course, some did and fell into the sea. But, the mother god took pity on them and turned them into dolphins."