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

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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?

1994 pygmy mammoth excavation, Santa Rosa Island

The world's most complete pygmy mammoth specimen was discovered on Santa Rosa Island in 1994. These miniature mammoths, only four to six feet tall, once roamed island grasslands and forests during the Pleistocene.