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    Channel Islands

    National Park California

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  • San Miguel Island Closure

    In the interest of public safety, the U.S. Navy is closing San Miguel Island until further notice due to recent concerns of possible unexploded ordnance. More »

  • Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage

    Santa Barbara Island is closed to public access due to damage from the recent storms to the pier landing ladder. The closure will be in place until a new ladder can be fabricated and installed. The closure is expected to last over a month. More »

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    Certain Santa Barbara Island trails are closed to all public entry to proctect breeding populations of California brown pelicans. More »

Doing Business With The Park

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This page is designed primarily for people interested in, or currently conducting business in the park. If you are interested in visiting the park, please go to Planning Your Visit.

Welcome to Channel Islands National Park's commercial visitor services information page. If you are interested in conducting business activities within the park, such as providing commercial visitor services, commercial filming and photography, non-profit organization activities, or holding a special event, you must first apply for and obtain a Commercial Use Authorization, Filming Permit, or Special Use Permit.

Approximately, 15 companies provide a wide variety of commercial visitor services in Channel Islands National Park. Services are limited to those companies having specific authorization, usually in the form of a Concession Contract or Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). Non-profit organizations are required to obtain a Special Use Permit for their activities.

Please visit the links to the left for an overiew of each type of commercial visitor service offered in the park for the specific type of business you are interested in, or currently conducting.

Did You Know?

Santa Barbara Island live-forever                 timhaufphotography.com

The Channel Islands are often called the "North American Galapagos" because they are home to over 150 endemic or unique species.