Site 001, Loop Sites 001-015
Channel Islands National Park | Santa Rosa Island
Type: TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC
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- Campfire Allowed: No
- Capacity/Size Rating: Single
- Checkin Time: 12:00 PM
- Proximity to Water: Island
- Site Access: Hike-In
- Checkout Time: 12:00 PM
- Hike In Distance to Site: 7920
- Max Num of People: 5
- Min Num of People: 1
- Pets Allowed: No
- Is Equipment Mandatory: Yes
- Max Num of Vehicles: 0
- Min Num of Vehicles: 0
Need to Know
- Santa Rosa Island may only be reached by boat or aircraft. Visitors are required to arrange transportation to the island before reserving a campsite. Contact Island Packers or Channel Islands Aviation the park's authorized concessioners or bring your own private boat.
- Camping reservations are required prior to arriving on the island. There are NO walk-ups at this facility.
- There are 15 individual campsites. Max 5 people per site.
- A party or group of 46 or more may not reserve any sites through recreation.gov and must contact the park to obtain a special use permit: https://www.nps.gov/chis/learn/management/special-use-permit.htm.
- Upon arrival, meet ranger at beach, landing dock or campground. However, park staff not always available on island. Please have confirmation letter, receipt, or campsite number with you.
- 1.5 mile from the pier to campground. 1/4 mile from airstrip to campground. Visitors must carry all their own gear.
- Primitive camping. Tent camping only, no electricity/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Bring low profile tents and extra food for weather delays. Partial shade from wind shelter. Picnic table, food storage box, and drinking water provided. No stores or services.
- Quiet time is enforced at 10:00 pm.
- Proper food and trash storage is required. Food/Trash storage lockers are provided at each site. Recommend hard-sided container (i.e. action packer) to further protect food/garbage from animals.
- Visitors are required to pack out what they pack in, including garbage.
- No campfires or charcoal fires. Only enclosed gas camp stoves are allowed.
- Smoking is only allowed on beach area at Bechers Bay.
- Avoid contact with deer mice. Hantavirus has been found in island deer mice. For more information visit: https://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/hantavirus.htm.
- To help prevent the introduction of nonnative species the following items may not be brought to the park: pets; live or potted plants; soil; cut flowers; firewood or any untreated, unfinished wood (including hiking sticks); corrugated boxes; tools or equipment with attached soil; motorized vehicles; bicycles; and single-use plastic grocery bags.
- No fishing in marine reserves. California fishing license and ocean enhancement sticker required to fish outside marine reserves.
- Watersports: Due to the strong, persistent wind, swimming, snorkeling, diving, and kayaking are limited and recommended for the experienced visitor only 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.