The Channel Islands National Park is truly the jewel of Southern California. Located 11 miles from the Channel Islands Harbor. The park consists of five islands and their surrounding ocean ecosystem. This pristine wilderness gives visitors a sense of what the raw natural beauty of California truly is.

The National Park and Sanctuary offer visitors a plethora of activities for the outdoor enthusiast including:
camping, hiking, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, diving,  sport fishing & whale watching.


The Islands

  • 14 miles from Ventura.
  • Five miles long and 1/4 mile wide.
  • Supports 265 species of plants, including  20 found only on the Channel Islands.
  • The Anacapa lighthouse,  was the last lighthouse built on the West Coast.
  • Home to 30 sea caves.

Santa Cruz

  • 20 miles from Ventura.
  • Largest island
  • Diablo Peak is the tallest peak on the Channel Islands
  • Painted Cave is one of the largest known sea caves in the world.
  • Has the greatest number of plant and animal species of all the Channel Islands.
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Santa Barbara

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  • 54  miles from Ventura
  • Approximately  639 acres.
  • Tallest peak-Signal Peak, 634 ft.
  • Home to 14 endemic plant species and subspecies
  • Offers perfect nesting habitat for one of the world's largest breeding colonies of  seabirds.

Santa Rosa

  • Second largest island
  • Approximately 53,000 acres.
  • Radar island's tallest peak at 1,589 ft.
  • 6 endemic plant species occur only on Santa Rosa Island.
  • Santa Rosa Island is home to only three native terrestrial mammals
Channel Islands National Park & National Marine Sanctuary
San Miguel

  • Approximately 9,325 acres.
  • Tallest peak-San Miguel Hill, 831 ft.
  • Over 30,000 seals can be found at Point Bennett
  • One of the oldest known American Indian archeological sites
  • San Miguel Island and its associated islets support one-third of the breeding seabirds in the Channel Islands.

3600 So. Harbor Blvd. Oxnard  CA 93035 US

(805) 985-5828