NPS Channel Islands App

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The Official Channel Islands National Park Mobile App (Free)

Enrich your visit to Channel Islands National Park with the official, free app from the National Park Service (NPS). Digitally explore the park—by map or by topic of interest. Discover the natural and cultural stories in context with their locations. Find the information you need about visitor centers, events, services, and self-guided tours and trails throughout the park.


Explore Channel Islands
Discover park stories by exploring individual island and mainland collections right on the home screen. Quickly delve into a topic or site that interests you, from historic sites to animals to going on self-guided tours. Alternatively, you can explore the park via the interactive map, or even search for a site you've heard about.

Interactive Map and Navigation
Pinpoint your location in the park, find what is nearby, and plan where to go next using the enhanced, interactive map. With your GPS turned on, this app shows your location on the map, as well as information about locations nearby. This map will continue to work for you even when you’re are offline and without a connection as long as you have downloaded the app content ahead of your visit.

Plan your visit and remind yourself of places, topics, tours, trails, and events that interest you. The app will even notify you when you get near a saved location.

Ready to share your experience? Use the collage feature to create your very own collage of images you've taken of your Channel Islands experience, then share that collage with friends and family.

Calendar and Alerts
Get up-to-date information from the National Park Service about what is happening in the park, including ranger programs and current park conditions and alerts. Note that this feature requires internet connection to receive the initial data and for any updates.

All site locations are audio described, including exhibits and signs, and all images have alternative text.

Upcoming Features
We are constantly improving the NPS Channel Islands app so that it is the best digital experience and the perfect way to enhance your visit to the park. Make sure to update your app periodically as we update information and add new features.

App-related Questions or Comments
Please contact us with any comments you might have about the app, from issues you might be experiencing or new content you'd love to see in the app. We want to hear from you.

Last updated: May 26, 2020

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