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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Channel Islands National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Channel Islands National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Channel Islands National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 27, 2021
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Channel Islands National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Channel Islands National Park - News section for more.

  • Public Comment Solicited for Prisoners Harbor Campground

    May 26, 2021 | 3:20 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on the proposal to construct a new campground at Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Channel Islands Encourages Public Engagement for Proposed Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan

    April 19, 2021 | 6:07 am

    On April 26, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin seeking public input on the Channel Islands National Park Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan (BWMP). The 30-day input period begins April 26, 2021 and ends on May 26, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Channel Islands National Park Hosts Over 167,000 Visitors in 2020

    March 1, 2021 | 6:52 am

    Outdoor island experiences provided refuge from the pandemic for over 167,000 visitors to Channel Islands National Park in 2020. The number represents a 59% decrease from the previous year due largely to temporary park closures and restrictions implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Business Opportunity Announced at Main Ranch on Santa Rosa Island

    October 27, 2020 | 9:35 am

    Channel Islands National Park is soliciting proposals with the release of a Request for Expressions of Interest for a potential business opportunity at the historic Main Ranch on Santa Rosa Island.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Anacapa Island Dock Planned for Replacement

    September 8, 2020 | 9:37 am

    Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Ethan McKinley announced today the beginning of the design planning process to replace the existing deteriorating dock at Anacapa Island to improve visitor access and safety.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Channel Islands National Park Volunteers Receive National Recognition

    August 25, 2020 | 1:33 pm

    Ventura, CA —A volunteer team that maintains the native plant garden at Channel Islands National Park has received national recognition as the winners of the prestigious National Park Service (NPS) Hartzog Volunteer Group Award.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • New Ways to Visit Channel Islands National Park

    July 1, 2020 | 1:28 pm

    Channel Islands National Park has developed a new digital app to enhance the visitor experience in the park that can also be used to take a virtual visit. The new mobile app is free and available at the App Store or on Google Play. Visitors to Santa Rosa Island will discover a new coastal trail on the marine terrace that boasts stunning views of Carrington and Skunk Points, Water Canyon Beach, and the Torrey pine forest. This short route from the pier to the campground provides a welcome glimpse of the magnificent marine and terrestrial resources visitors will encounter during their stay

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Closure to Restore Scorpion Fire Burn Area at East Santa Cruz Island

    June 24, 2020 | 4:30 pm

    The Scorpion Fire burn area of approximately 1,411 acres will be closed for restoration until further notice.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Scorpion Fire Over 90 Percent Contained

    June 3, 2020 | 11:36 am

    The Scorpion Fire on Santa Cruz Island is over 90 percent contained with approximately 1.300 acres estimated to have burned.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Scorpion Fire Engulfs over 700 Acres with 80 Percent Containment

    June 1, 2020 | 9:10 am

    The Scorpion Fire on Santa Cruz Island is 80 percent contained with over 700 acres estimated to have burned.

    Read more at nps.gov