Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage
Santa Barbara Island is currently closed to public access due to damage from the high surf associated with Hurricane Marie. 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 »
The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center
1901 Spinnaker Drive
The visitor center features a bookstore, a display of marine aquatic life, and exhibits featuring the unique character of each park island. Visitors also will enjoy the 25-minute park movie, “A Treasure in the Sea,” shown throughout the day in the auditorium (closed-caption film available upon request).
The fully accessible visitor center is open 8:30 am until 5 pm daily. The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving and December 25th.
On weekends and holidays at 11 am and 3 pm rangers offer a variety of free public programs about the resources of the park. Click here for programs and events scheduled at the visitor center.
Click here for directions to the Robert J. Largomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park.
Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center
113 Harbor Way 4th Floor
The Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center not only has one of the best views of Santa Barbara, but also offers visitors exhibits and information about Channel Islands National Park, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and the City of Santa Barbara. Open 11 am until 5 pm daily.
Click here for directions to the Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center.
Island Visitor Contact Stations
Visitor contact stations are located on Santa Barbara and Anacapa Islands. These stations offer exhibits and information on the resources of each island.
As of October 2005, planning is underway to open a visitor contact station in a historic house at Scorpion Ranch on Santa Cruz Island. Please check back here for updates on this project.
Click here for information on visiting the islands.
Did You Know?
The Channel Islands are home to the most well-preserved archeological sites on the Pacific coast, with more than 10,000 years of continuous human occupation recorded.