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 »
Special Use Permits
For more information about conducting special use activities in the park and how to obtain a special use permit, please contact the park's Chief Ranger by email or phone at (805) 658-5717.
Activities requiring a special use permit include but are not limited to:
Special Use Permit Application and Instructions (PDF file, 39kb)
Did You Know?
Park and sanctuary waters are home to the largest aggregation of blue whales in the world. Approximately 10% of the global blue whale population gathers in the channel during the summer. More...