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

    Channel Islands

    National Park California

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Plan Your Visit Media

Tim Hauf
To view media related to planning your visit, please click on the videos listed to the left or below.

Treasure in the Sea
This film is shown throughout the day in the park visitor center and gives an overview of Channel Islands National Park.

Island Transportation Videos
Learn more about public boat and plane transportation to the park.

Santa Rosa Island Slideshow
View what the beautiful island of Santa Rosa has to offer visitors.

Time-lapse Videos
View high definition time-lapse videos from throughout the park.

Kayak Safety
Learn how to stay safe while kayaking in the park.

Treading Lightly
Learn how to limit your impact on park resources.

Leave No Trace
Learn about steps you can take to help protect your park.

Wonders of the West
A high definition Las Vegas PBS television series highlighting the wonders of nature found west of the Rocky Mountains. Please follow the links below to view segments of the Channel Islands episode posted on YouTube.com.

Did You Know?

Island deer mouse

The endemic island deer mouse is the only native terrestrial mammal common to all the Channel Islands and is larger than mainland deer mice. Densities of deer mice on the islands can be greater than anywhere else in the world. This makes you happy if you're an owl, but not if you're a camper.