Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was. Read More
Close to the California Mainland...Yet Worlds Apart
Celebrate Earth Day with Beach Cleanup
Channel Islands National Park invites the public to celebrate Earth Day with a special beach cleanup on April 22, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Every Kid in a Park Field Trips
Bring your 4th grade Ventura County class on a FREE educational field trip to the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center.
View our bald eagle, ocean, and Anacapa Island webcams.
Channel Islands Live
Take a virtual visit to the Channel Islands through live broadcasts that highlight the park's natural and cultural resources.
Monthly Lecture Series
The "From Shore to Sea" lecture series focuses on current research in the park. Lectures occur throughout the year and are free.
Transportation to the islands is available year-round only by park concessionaire boats and planes or by private boat.
Camping is available year round on all five islands in Channel Islands National Park in National Park Service-managed campgrounds.
Many trails and roads traverse the islands, providing visitors with spectacular hiking opportunities.