• Scenic View from Inspiration Point, Anacapa Island ©timhaufphotography.com

    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 »

  • 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 »

Public Involvement

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The public may become involved with Channel Islands in various ways.

Volunteer
There are numerous volunteer opportunties at the park. Please visit Volunteer for more information.

Park Planning
The park is in the process of revising its General Management Plan that will help guide the park's management policies and direction for the next 15-20 years. The park wants to communicate, consult, and cooperate with all individuals and groups of the interested public in this planning process. We urge you to take advantage of all opportunities in this process to share your vision and support for this magnificent national park. Please visit Park Planning for more information.

Public Comments
The park always welcomes comments from visitors. Please contact the park by phone at (805) 658-5730, by email at Public Comments, or by mail at:

Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001

Join Our Friends
Channel Islands Park Foundation is the only non-profit, philanthropic partner of the Channel Islands National Park.

Did You Know?

Painted Cave, Santa Cruz Island

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.