The National Park Service welcomes people with disabilities and strives to make Channel Islands National Park as universally accessible as possible. However, extra obstacles will be encountered because of the remote nature of this special place.

In short, the mainland visitor center in Ventura and the visitor contact station in Santa Barbara are accessible. However, due to their isolation, rugged terrain, and transportation requirements, the islands are not readily accessible for individuals in wheelchairs or those with limited mobility. Please review the Physical / Mobility Accessibility page for more information.

Limited access is available on the park concessioner boats and planes. Please call Island Packers (805-642-1393) for more information on safely accessing their vessels and planes. 

The links within this accessibility section (highlighted to the right) provide information about specific facilities, programs, and services that may help you better plan your visit. If a particular service or issue is not mentioned, please contact the park or call us at 805-658-5730. Please note that there is no lodging in the park so accessibility information is not provided for this category.

To learn about the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass please visit:  America the Beautiful Passes This pass provides free, lifetime admission, as well as well as discounts on activities and services, at more than 2,000 federal recreation sites to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. 

Last updated: August 2, 2021

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001


805 658-5730

Contact Us