Encompassing five islands within a remarkable ocean environment, Channel Islands National Park is a great place to enjoy water-related pursuits. Located off the coast of Ventura, California, this national park protects and preserves a wealth of cultural and natural resources that are found nowhere else. Camping in this park in southern California promises to be a wonderful experience.
The five islands in the park include San Miguel (14.5 sq. miles), Santa Rosa (82 sq. miles), Anacapa (1 sq. mile), Santa Barbara (1 sq. mile), and Santa Cruz (95 sq. miles). Access to the islands is by boat and plane.
There are no RV campgrounds in the park as the islands are not accessible by vehicles. Only primitive camping is available on all the five islands, with one campground on each island. RV camping opportunities are, however, available at Venture Ranch KOA, seven miles north of Santa Paula.
Recreational opportunities at Channel Islands National Park include wildlife and wildflower viewing, bird watching, and picnicking. Exploring the park on boats, canoes and kayaks is extremely rewarding too. Moreover, there are scenic hiking trails on the islands.
Channel Islands National Park was established in 1980.