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

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    National Park California

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  • Public Closures on Anacapa Island

    Certain trails are temporarily closed on Anacapa Island to all public entry for the protection of breeding western gulls. More »

  • 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 »

Special Use Permits

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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:

  • Weddings

  • Special Events

  • Group Gatherings (group size 25+ participants)

  • Public Assembly – First Amendment Activities

  • Non-profit Organization Activities

  • Activities in support of local, state, and other federal agency missions

Special Use Permit Application and Instructions (PDF file, 39kb)

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.