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Campgrounds of Channel Islands

There are camping areas on each of the islands within Channel Islands National Park, with a second one on the larger and more popular island of Santa Cruz. Reservations are required for all of these campgrounds.

Anacapa Island Campground

  • Size & Cost: 7 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: Required, Reserve Online
  • Location: 0.5 mile from the dock, up 154 steps
  • Amenities: Vault toilets and picnic tables – there is no fresh water
  • Demand: Variable. As with all Channel Islands campgrounds, reservations are required all year, and you must have proof of transportation to the island before you will receive a reservation confirmation.
Anacapa Campground in Channel Islands National Park in California

Santa Barbara Island Campground

  • Size & Cost: 8 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: Required, Reserve Online
  • Location: 0.5 mile uphill from the dock
  • Amenities: Vault toilets and picnic tables – there is no fresh water
  • Demand: Variable. As with all Channel Islands campgrounds, reservations are required all year, and you must have proof of transportation to the island before you will receive a reservation confirmation.

Santa Cruz Island, Del Norte Campground

  • Size & Cost: 4 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: Required, Reserve Online
  • Location: In the backcountry 3.5 miles from the dock
  • Amenities: Vault toilets – there is no fresh water
  • Demand: Variable. As with all Channel Islands campgrounds, reservations are required all year, and you must have proof of transportation to the island before you will receive a reservation confirmation.

Santa Cruz Island, Scorpion Valley Campground

  • Size & Cost: 40 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: Required, Reserve Online
  • Location: 0.5 mile from the beach and dock
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets and picnic tables
  • Demand: Variable. As with all Channel Islands campgrounds, reservations are required all year, and you must have proof of transportation to the island before you will receive a reservation confirmation.

Santa Miguel Island Campground

  • Size & Cost: 9 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: Required, Reserve Online
  • Location: 0.5 mile uphill from the dock
  • Amenities: Vault toilets and picnic tables – there is no fresh water
  • Demand: Variable. As with all Channel Islands campgrounds, reservations are required all year, and you must have proof of transportation to the island before you will receive a reservation confirmation.

Santa Rosa Island Campground

  • Size & Cost: 15 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: Required, Reserve Online
  • Location: 1.5 miles from the dock
  • Amenities: Vault toilets and picnic tables – there is no fresh water
  • Demand: Variable. As with all Channel Islands campgrounds, reservations are required all year, and you must have proof of transportation to the island before you will receive a reservation confirmation.

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