For boat departures out of Ventura and Channel Islands (Oxnard) Harbors contact:
Channel Islands Aviation
Advanced reservations are also required for backcountry camping. Backcountry camping is available year-round at the Del Norte campsite near Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island. Also, during certain times of year, backcountry beach camping is allowed on Santa Rosa Island. For reservations, call (877) 444-6777 or visit National Recreation Reservation Service.
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To hike beyond the ranger station on San Miguel Island, private boaters must be escorted by a ranger and have a hiking reservation and permit. Call (805) 658-5711 prior to mainland departure to make arrangements.
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Last updated: June 14, 2017