Peter Strauss Ranch is a National Parks Service site in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, in Agoura Hills, California.
An oak woodland with terraced hillsides, the site was once home to, "Lake Enchanto" - a pre-Disney World recreation destination. From 1945-55, "Lake Enchanto" was a charming fairyland, boasting a 650,000 gallon pool with a center platform stage, a large aviary, an amphitheater, a terrazzo dance floor, lawns, and meandering trails through oaks, chaparral, and alongside a creek.
In 2003, Los Angeles Times staff writer Bob Pool dove into the history of the site, including its connections to the Indy 500, the Manson family, canyon hippies, Watergate, buried treasure, and movie stars.
Today, Peter Strauss Ranch is a walkable, hike-able, picnic-able park, and is open to the public during daylight hours.