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Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
805-658-5730
http://www.nps.gov/chis/homepage.htm
For camping specific information:

http://www.nps.gov/chis/camping.htm
For camping reservations call 1-800-365-CAMP (2267)

Camping is allowed on all five islands in National Park Service managed campgrounds. No camping is allowed on The Nature Conservancy's western 76% of Santa Cruz Island. 

Camping conditions on the islands are primitive and available in designated campsites. All campgrounds are equipped with pit toilets and picnic tables. Except at Santa Rosa Island water is not available and must be brought with you. 

San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands have windbreaks for each campsite. Campsites are generally located close to one another and if the campground is filled to capacity conditions may be crowded. No trash service is provided and all campers must pack out their own trash.

Having said all that, camping on the island is a unique experience.  The rustic and unspoiled nature of the island offers a true wilderness experience.

It is necessary to take a boat or a plane to the island.  The following are official concessionaires:

Island Packers is the park's concessionaire for boat travel departing from Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors to all of the islands. A variety of trips, from half-day to multi-day, are offered. For prices, schedules, and reservations, call or 805-642-1393; Island Packers, 1867 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California 93001.

Truth Aquatics is the park's concessionaire for boat travel departing from Santa Barbara Harbor to all of the islands. A variety of trips, from one to multi-day, are offered. For prices, schedules, and reservations, call 805-962-1127; Truth Aquatics, 301 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, California, 93101-3886

Channel Islands Aviation, located at the Camarillo airport, is the park's concessionaire for air travel to Santa Rosa Island. Trips vary from one-day to multi-day camping excursions. For prices, schedules, and reservations, call or write: (805) 987-1301; Channel Islands Aviation, 305 Durley Avenue, Camarillo, California 93010.

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