Close to the California Mainland... Yet Worlds Apart
Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was.Read More
Visiting the Park
Transportation to the islands is available year-round only by park concessionaire boats and planes or by private boat.Read More
Take a virtual visit to the Channel Islands through the park's Bald Eagle, Anacapa Island, or Ocean Webcams.Read More
Join Our Social Network
"Like," "Follow," and "Watch" us on our social media sites.Read More
Channel Islands Live
Take a virtual visit to the Channel Islands through live broadcasts that highlight the park's natural and cultural resources.Read More
"From Shore to Sea" Lecture Series
The "From Shore to Sea" lecture series focuses on current research in the park. Lectures occur througout the year and are free and open to the public.Read More
General Management Plan
A new General Management Plan is being undertaken to provide a vision for the park’s future.Read More
Did You Know?
The Channel Islands are home to the most well-preserved archeological sites on the Pacific coast, with more than 10,000 years of continuous human occupation recorded.