This island is located some distance between the other national park Channel Islands and the non-park islands, a tiny one-square mile island. The campground is on the central leeward coast, where you have to bring your gear one mile uphill from Landing Cove. Bring your own water, sunscreen and layers, pack all your trash in and out, and be prepared for anything! Even if the island is tiny, there’s still a ton to do, like elephant seal watching!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


You can bring your own boat, but it’s highly recommended to go with a park authorized operator and contact park rangers before ...Read more


There are some massive fish over here…but if you’re paying to boat over to the Channel Islands, they had better be legendary! T...Read more


Trails vary on each island, from flat and maintained in Anacapa Island, to mountainous wilderness in Santa Rosa. Make sure you ...Read more


Kayaking the Channel Islands is probably one of the coolest and most exciting things you could do in your life, but be warned t...Read more


The best surf is found on Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel Islands, depending on the swell. Currents are variable so make ...Read more

Wildlife watching

There are thousands of species inhabiting these islands thanks to the diverse environments found here. The tidepools house a va...Read more


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September 23rd, 2018

My absolute favorite place to camp. Great weather means no fly needed. And great trails stem from all the camp grounds. Highly recommend renting kayaks to try out the sea caves!

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Channel Islands National Park
United States
Phone Number
(805) 658-5730
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33.48° N, 119.03° W
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Tent Only: 10 Sites
(Up to 4 people per site)

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