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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is open all year. However, the visitor centers in Ventura and Santa Barbara are closed Thanksgiving and December 25th.
The Robert J. Lagomarsino Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily.
The Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center is open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Did You Know?
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.