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 »
When To Visit
Visitors often ask what time of year they should visit Channel Islands National Park. While one can visit the park throughout the entire year, there are considerable differences in the seasons that visitors should take into consideration.
Each season has its own character and unique weather, natural history events, and outdoor activities. Listed below are some of these major seasonal events and activities.
For information on seasonal climates, please visit Weather.
Did You Know?
The only reptile found on Santa Barbara Island is the endemic and threatened island night lizard. These lizards can live up to 20 years or more, but once established in a territory generally remain within a 3-meter radius their entire life.