See sunny Southern California in a whole new way.
The Channel Islands National Park preserves and protects a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Due to its natural isolation over thousands of years, unique animals and plants have evolved. It also contains archeological resources found nowhere else on earth. This awe-inspiring national park allows visitors to experience coastal southern California as it was long before humans arrived.
Channel Islands National Park is comprised of 5 ecologically rich islands off the southern California coast. Anacapa Island has trails leading to a 1932 lighthouse and clifftop at Inspiration Point. Santa Cruz Island has several sea caves to explore, such as Painted Cave. On Santa Rosa Island, you can see rare Torrey pine trees. Thousands of seals gather at San Miguel Island at Point Bennett. Lastly, southernmost Santa Barbara Island draws nesting seabirds.
Wildlife abounds on the "Galapagos of the North." Bring binoculars and enjoy watching the brown pelicans, seagulls, and puffins. Be on the lookout for pods of dolphins and whales during the annual migration season. Sea lions often make their home on the beach. You won't get to the islands in your RV (unless it floats!), so plan to stay in nearby Ventura and take the ferry over when you visit.