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

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    National Park California

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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?

Blue whale                                          Photo: Brad Sillasen

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...