Greetings from Channel Islands National Park

I went to the Channel Islands National Park this June with my husband and our two teens. We went with Santa Barbara Adventures and they provided us with a terrific naturalist guide, camping gear, and kayaks. We visited a sea lion rookery and the young pups were so curious and followed our kayaks. The sea caves were absolutely amazing. While camping, we enjoyed watching the Catalina foxes and the clever ravens that had learned how to unzip backpacks and untie knots. Perfect family adventure vacation.

Sincerely,
Kimberly

Channel Islands National Park

Sometimes referred to as the “Galapagos of North America,” these five islands serve as critical habitat for a variety of vulnerable and recovering animals, including the island night lizard, the threatened Scripps's murrelet, the snowy plover and the park’s distinctive island fox, found nowhere else in the world. The nutrient-rich waters and kelp forests surrounding the park nurture a surprising diversity of marine life as well, including dolphins, whales and exotic-looking starfish. Only accessible by boat or plane, visitors can explore the islands' isolated trails, rocky beaches and pristine coves in relative solitude.

State(s): California

Established: 1938

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