This movie ranch is now known as Malibu Creek State Park, and has been open to the public since 1976, after the State of California bought the property from Fox in 1974.
Fox bought the park, along with some adjoining properties, in 1946 after using the area for filming How Green Was My Valley in 1941.
The ranch was used for many movies and TV shows. It was the permanent base for the exteriors for M*A*S*H, and was used in the Planet of the Apes movies.
For a time, there was a vehicle used in the filming of M*A*S*H still at the park, although it’s been damaged over the years.
The lake in the park is named Century Lake after it’s former owners.
- Further details about the 20th Century Fox Ranch
- Malibu Creek State Park – Movie History
- Malibu Creek State Park – Home Page