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

    Channel Islands

    National Park California

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  • 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 »

  • Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage

    Santa Barbara Island is closed to public access due to damage from the recent storms to the pier landing ladder. The closure will be in place until a new ladder can be fabricated and installed. The closure is expected to last over a month. More »

  • Public Closures on Santa Barbara Island

    Certain Santa Barbara Island trails are closed to all public entry to proctect breeding populations of California brown pelicans. More »

Island Facts: San Miguel Island

Tim Hauf
 
  • Located in Santa Barbara County.

  • Seventy miles from Ventura; 26 miles to the nearest mainland (Point Conception); three miles west of Santa Rosa Island.

  • San Miguel is approximately four miles wide by eight miles long; 14 square miles; 9,325 acres.

  • Average rainfall-15 inches.

  • Tallest peak-San Miguel Hill, 831 ft.

  • Over a dozen Channel Islands endemic plants occur on San Miguel Island.

  • The endemic island fox and deer mouse and introduced rat are the only land mammals found on San Miguel Island.

  • Up to five different pinniped species and over 30,000 individuals can be found at Point Bennett, one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the world.

  • One of the oldest known American Indian archeological sites (11,600 years ago) is on San Miguel Island.

  • San Miguel Island and its associated islets support one-third of the breeding seabirds in the Channel Islands.

Did You Know?

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Channel Islands National Park has more endangered species that only exist within this park than any other unit of the National Park Service. This means that survival of these plants and animals depends entirely on our ability to protect and restore the habitat of the five park islands.