Channel Islands National Park, CA

National Park Service

Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has...[more]

Pine tree overlooking a bay.
Torrey Pines, Santa Rosa Island

Torrey pines occur naturally in only two locations throughout the world┬┐on the cool, fog drenched northeastern slopes of Bechers Bay and just north of San Diego.

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Island view of yellow flowers and blue water.
Inspiration Point, Anacapa Island

One of the most spectacular views in the park can be found from Inspiration Point. Looking to the west, one may see Middle and West Anacapa, with Santa Cruz Island in the distance.

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Light green foliage and bright yellow daisy-like flowers with an arch in the background.
Flowering Coreopsis, Santa Barbara Island

The most conspicuous of the native plants, the giant coreopsis, is dry, brown, and seemingly lifeless during the summer and fall. With winter rains, the coreopsis emerges from summer's dormancy with light green foliage and bright yellow daisy-like flowers

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Sail boat with island, arch rock, lighthouse, and clouds in the distance.
Arch Rock, Anacapa Island

Formed by sea erosion, forty-foot-high Arch Rock is the trademark of Anacapa and Channel Islands National Park.

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White sand beach with seals and sealions.
Point Bennet, San Miguel Island

One of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the world occurs on San Miguel. As many as thirty thousand seals and sea lions haul-out on the isolated, sandy beaches around Point Bennet.

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Island fox in green grass.
Island Fox

Thousands of years of isolation in a unique island environment has resulted in the development of the endemic island fox, a dwarf form of the mainland gray fox

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Channel Islands National Park


Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone:(805) 658 5730


Directions While the mainland visitor centers in Ventura and Santa Barbara are readily accessible by car or public transportation, the islands are only accessible by park concessionaire boats and planes or private boat. Advanced planning is highly recommended. The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park 1901 Spinnaker Drive Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 658-5730 The visitor center is located in the Ventura Harbor in Ventura, California. Ventura is located 70 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. Plane, train, and bus service are all available to Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Only train, bus, and private car transportation are available from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to Ventura. Fees There are no entrance fees to visit the park.

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