Channel Islands National Park News
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Partial Closure of San Miguel Island Due to Safety Concerns
February 3, 2023 | 2:51 pm
All trails and facilities on San Miguel Island, except the sandy beaches of Cuyler Harbor, are closed to the public until emergency repairs can be made to Nidever Canyon Trail.
Channel Islands National Park & Coast Guard respond to grounded fishing vessel on Santa Cruz Island
December 15, 2022 | 3:24 pm
Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary is working closely with the United States Coast Guard, state, and local agencies responding to a fishing vessel that ran aground on Santa Cruz Island Thursday morning. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.
Anacapa Island Reopens to the Public
November 7, 2022 | 1:03 pm
Channel Islands National Park is reopening Anacapa Island to public visitation on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Construction of a new wharf that prevented the public from visiting Anacapa Island is near completion which will now allow the island to reopen to day-use-visitors and overnight campers.
Environmental Assessment 30-Day Public Review Release
October 5, 2022 | 8:15 am
Channel Islands National Park seeks community input during a 30-day public review release on the proposed action and plan to complete the park’s fire management plan.
Tomol Crossing Cancelled- Scorpion Campground Reservations Resume
September 9, 2022 | 11:04 am
Due to the expected impacts from the remnants of Hurricane Kay, the Tomol Crossing and all connected activities anticipated for Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2022, have been cancelled. The decision was made by Chumash event organizers with support of the Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Twentieth Anniversary Chumash Tomol Canoe Crossing to Channel Islands National Park
September 6, 2022 | 1:49 pm
For the 20th time in modern history, members of the Chumash Indian community will paddle across the Santa Barbara Channel on a 24-mile journey to Santa Cruz Island in a traditional Chumash tomol plank canoe called Muptami, or “Deep Memories.” This crossing, planned for Saturday, Sept. 10, will continue the cultural tradition of crossing the channel in a tomol to the Channel Islands as the Chumash did for thousands of years.
Tourism to Channel Islands National Park creates $31.2 million in Economic Benefits.
June 24, 2022 | 11:11 am
Ventura, CA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 319,000 visitors to Channel Islands National Park in 2021 spent $21.3 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 254 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $31.2 million.
Channel Islands National Park seeks bidders for 10-year contract to provide year-round boat transportation service
June 22, 2022 | 1:00 pm
The National Park Service is seeking proposals to provide year-round boat transportation service from Ventura to Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island, Santa Rosa Island, San Miguel Island, and Santa Barbara Island. The successful bidder will be awarded a 10-year contract with Channel Islands National Park.
Channel Islands National Park Receives Funding to Restore Well Site
June 10, 2022 | 3:41 pm
Channel Islands National Park has received $1.43 million to remove and remediate a derelict well site near Scorpion Ranch on Santa Cruz Island. The funding includes removing the dilapidated infrastructure and associated debris, as well as sealing and restoring the site.
Planning Completed for New Campground at Prisoners Harbor
April 4, 2022 | 5:14 pm
Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Ethan McKinley announced that planning is complete for a small, primitive campground near Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island.