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

    Channel Islands

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  • 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 »

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace
 

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.

Please visit Leave No Trace to learn more about steps you can take to help protect your park.

Click here to view the Leave No Trace video.

Did You Know?

Blue whale                                          Photo: Brad Sillasen

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...