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 »
Where To Eat
There are no services on the islands. Visitors must bring all their own food and water (potable water is available in the Scorpion Ranch campground on Santa Cruz Island and the Water Canyon campground on Santa Rosa Island).
A limited amount of food and drink is available on the concessionaire boats.
For restaurants in Ventura, Oxnard, and Santa Barbara contact:
Did You Know?
Park and sanctuary waters are home to the largest aggregation of blue whales in the world. Approximately 10% of the global blue whale population gathers in the channel during the summer. More...