Channel Islands National Park
Location: 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA
Features: camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking
About the Channel Island National Park
Channel Islands National Park consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California. Established as Channel Islands National Park in 1980, this park includes a marine sanctuary that protects six nautical miles of water around the park itself. The park also provides a unique opportunity for visitors to experience California’s natural beauty under the sea.
Trails in the Channel Island National Park
The visitor center is located in the Ventura Harbor. It contains several exhibits that provide information regarding all five islands, native vegetation, marine life and cultural history. Also, visitors can enjoy a short film, that provides an overview of all five islands free of charge.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Plan your visit
Visitors should prepare for their trip in order to get the most out of their visit. Channel Islands National Park is accessible via boat or plane with prior reservations. So, the first step to planning a visit is to choose an island to visit and make transportation arrangements. To make reservations, visit their website for a calendar of upcoming trips.
2) Basic items to pack
Basic items to pack include food and plenty of water, light layers for weather changes, medicines for seasickness, a hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes, and a camera to capture beautiful pictures of the scenery.
You can grab all the gear you need from our adventure shop.
3) Free App for visiting the island virtually
In order to connect more people to the Park, in July of 2020, the Park came out with a new (free) app that allows you to visit the island virtually or learn more about them when you are actually out there. The app will help you find all the necessary information you might need before you plan to visit the channel island national park.