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SANTA CRUZ SCORPION, CA

part ofChannel Islands National Park, National Park Service
Photo: SANTA CRUZ SCORPION
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Site, Loop:D, Upper Loop
Type:GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC Amenities:
Near Water
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Reservation Window: Fri Aug 22 2014 – Sat Aug 22 2015


Check-in: 12:00 pm
  


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Departure date:
 
Check-out: 11:00 am

Site Details

  • Site Type: GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Site Access: Hike-In
  • Hike In Distance to Site: 4220
  • Checkin Time: 12:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 11:00 am
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 15
  • Shade: Partial
  • Proximity to Water: Island
  • Food Locker: Y
  • Picnic Table: Y

Know Before You Go

Site

Please be advised that this site will be closed November 1, 2014 - March 1, 2015.

  • Groups, parties, larger than 18 persons MUST reserve and stay in group campsites A-F. Group sites accommodate up to 15 persons. Larger groups may require more than one group site reservation. Group sites have several tables, large food storage boxes, and plenty of room for multiple tents.
  • No more than 4 group sites, which can accommodate up to 60 persons, can be reserved at one time; no more than 14 days total per year.
  • Groups larger than 60 persons must apply for a special use permit.
  • Please have confirmation letter, receipt, or campsite number with you.
  • Hantavirus in mice. Take precautions to reduce exposure to rodents.
  • To protect resources, no cardboard or corrugated boxes can be brought to the island. Bring extra food for weather delays.
  • Kayakers: ocean conditions can rapidly change, requiring expert abilities. Ocean kayaking is an inherently dangerous activity. Always check weather and do not kayak beyond your experience level.

Boat transportation to island required before making site reservation. Ocean kayaking inherently dangerous. Conditions can change rapidly, requiring expert skill. Always check weather and do not kayak beyond your experience level. Hantavirus in mice. Take precautions to reduce exposure to rodents. Park staff not always available on island.

Notes

Site

  • Tent camping only, no electricity/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Bring garbage bags; this facility is pack it in, pack it out. Recommend hard-sided container (i.e. action packer) to protect food/garbage from birds and mice.
  • Changes/cancellations for any reason, including weather and transportation, will result in a cancellation fee.

Group site, open, some shade, close to restroom and water faucet Distance to Shoreline: 1/2 mile to 1 mile No stores or services, smoking only on beach. No fires------campstoves only, no charcoal. Potable water available in campground. Food & garbage must be stored in campsite storage lockers. For private boater/kayak/fishing/camping information, contact the park at 805-658-5730 or www.nps.gov/chis. Upon arrival, meet ranger at beach, landing dock or campground.

** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the facility.
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