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 »
Public Closures on Santa Barbara Island
Certain Santa Barbara Island trails are closed to all public entry to proctect breeding populations of California brown pelicans. More »
The park's fire management program provides leadership, direction, coordination, and support for park fire, aviation, and incident management.
The wildland fire management policies of the National Park Service support Channel Islands National Park's resource management goals. The primary goals are to provide for firefighter and public safety, protect natural and cultural resources, and protect human developments from all wildland fire.
For more information on the park's fire management, please contact the Fire Management Officer by phone at (805) 658-5730, or email at Fire Management Officer, or download:
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Did You Know?
Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island is one of the world’s largest known sea caves. The cave measures 1215 feet in length (the size of more than four football fields), has a 160 foot entrance, and is almost 100 feet wide.