Island of the Blue Dolphins
This award-winning book was inspired by the true story of an American Indian woman left alone on one of the Channel Islands for 18 years in the 1800s. She's come to be known as the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island.
San Nicolas Island is owned by the US Navy and closed to the public. But you can experience island isolation and the natural resources described in the book on the park's five islands.
The National Park Service and other partners are developing a web-based resource that will take readers and researchers to a vast amount of information relating to this woman and her story.
Until that resource is completed, here are links to information of interest:
Did You Know?
Channel Islands National Park has more endangered species that only exist within this park than any other unit of the National Park Service. This means that survival of these plants and animals depends entirely on our ability to protect and restore the habitat of the five park islands.