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.

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Boat and Air Transportation to the Channel Islands

Visiting the Park

Transportation to the islands is available year-round only by park concessionaire boats and planes or by private boat.

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Bald eagle chick in nest.


Take a virtual visit to the Channel Islands through the park's Bald Eagle, Anacapa Island, or Ocean Webcams.

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Channel Islands National Park Social Media

Join Our Social Network

"Like," "Follow," and "Watch" us on our social media sites.

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Park rangers presenting a live program from underwater.

Channel Islands Live

Take a virtual visit to the Channel Islands through live broadcasts that highlight the park's natural and cultural resources.

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Scenic view of Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island   ©

"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.

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Arch rock with tall ship, Anacpa Island ©

General Management Plan

A new General Management Plan is being undertaken to provide a vision for the park’s future.

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