Gateway Communities located near the Monument cooperate to help inform the public about the opportunities on the Carrizo Plain National Monument and provide services not available on the Monument.
Taft is located at the south and east of the Monument and offers Monument information at the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center at 400 Kern Street. You can visit them on their website: http://www.taftchamber.com/. Taft offers a variety of businesses, including grocery stores, fuel and lodging.
Santa Margarita is located north and west of the Monument and offers visitors information at the The Porch Cafe at 22322 El Camino Real. Santa Margarita offers fuel and stores. Visit their website: http://www.smcf.org/local_information.html.