Channel Islands National Park News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.