Overview of entrance requirements
FreeNo entrance pass required
An entrance pass is not required to access Channel Islands National Park.
Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.
Public Notice: Federal Land Passes No Longer Available for Sale at Channel Islands National Park
All federal land passes can be obtained or purchased at parks that charge an entrance fee. Also, most passes can be purchased either online, by phone or by mail—more information is available at https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm.
Annual passes are also available at most sporting good stores like REI locations and the USGS Online Store .
Military passes must be obtained in person and are available locally at Los Padres National Forest headquarters in Ojai and Santa Barbara or Angeles National Forest headquarters in Arcadia. It is recommended you call ahead before you purchase your pass at these locations.
Camping FeesFor information on campground fees and reservations, visit our Camping page.
Last updated: May 24, 2023