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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park consists of a visitors center on the mainland in Ventura and 5 islands. Four of the islands: Anacapa; Santa Cruz; Santa Rosa; and San Miguel are situated close together and the fifth; Santa Barbara is off by itself. The visitors center is designed to blend in with the other buildings at Ventura Marina and has some displays identifying the animal and plant life of the islands as well as their history. There is also a nice viewing platform. Although the islands are close together, they each have a diverse ecosystem and a different appearance.

The Ferry to the Islands

This is the ferry to the islands. My good friend Brian (who lives in nearby Palmdale) and I planned to take this boat to see Santa Cruz Island and do some hiking and exploring. Unfortunately the boat never left the pier due to the weather. Best laid plans. . . We will try again someday.

Santa Cruz Island

The hazy blue mass you see between the ocean and the sky is Santa Cruz Island. This is as close as I got, about 5 miles.

  • Last visit to Channel Islands National Park: May 2010
  • Intro Updated Nov 13, 2010
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  • TravellerMel's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Nice page on the CINP - the harbor was my old stomping grounds a hundred years ago... ;-)

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    Nice pictures of the Visitor Center and islands in the horizon. Cheers, SL :)

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