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Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 658-5730
(805) 658-5799 (fax)
http://www.nps.gov/chis/index.htm
Park Description
Comprised of five in a chain of eight southern California islands near Los Angeles, Channel Islands National Park is home to a wide variety of nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural resources. Over 2,000 species of plants and animals can be found within the park. However only four mammals are endemic to the islands. One hundred and forty-five of these species are unique to the islands and found nowhere else in the world. Marine life ranges from microscopic plankton to the endangered blue whale, the largest animal to live on earth. Archeological and cultural resources span a period of more than 10,000 years. The park consists of 249,354 acres, half of which are under the ocean, and include the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. Even though the islands seem tantalizingly close to the densely populated, southern California coast, their isolation has left them relatively undeveloped, making them an exciting place for visitors to explore.

Public Transportation

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 write: (805) 642-1393; Island Packers, 1867 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California 93001. http://www.islandpackers.com 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 or write:(805) 962-1127; Truth Aquatics, 301 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, California, 93101-3886 http://www.truthaquatics.com

ACTIVITY FEES

Campground Use Fee

Fees $7.35 - Day

Hours of Operation: The park is open all year. The Robert J. Lagomarsino visitor center hours are: 8:30 to 5:00. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Fees: There are entry fees for this park
Metro Region: Los Angeles, CA
Park Management: Federal

Beach   Boat Dock   Camping: Tents   Fishing   Nature Reserve   Open Space   Restrooms   Scenic Views   Special Features   Swimming-Nature   Trails, Natural Surface   Wildlife Viewing   

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