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How to make camping reservations in Channel Islands National Park?

At Santa Barbara Adventure Company, we offer guided multi-day Channel Islands camping and kayaking trips. These trips include two or three days of kayaking and allow guests to tour areas of the islands few visitors see. Our guests almost always tell us how incredible Channel Islands camping trips are. One island camper Molly said, “I could not imagine a better way to see the islands and had a great time on this trip!”

Santa Barbara Adventure Company Channel Islands kayak and camping trips include camp site reservations, a camp kitchen, charter boat transportation, sea cave kayaking and a knowledgeable guide. When you book a Channel Islands Kayak and Camping trip through Santa Barbara Adventure Company we make it easy —  we will take care of all these reservations and logistics as part of your trip.

camping in the Channel Islands National Park

Camp site on Santa Cruz Island.

If you are interested in booking your own camping reservations on  an island, you can make reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service. All campers are required to have camping reservations prior to their departure from the mainland. Island camping reservations can be made up to 5 months in advance. Campers will also need to make separate transportation reservations at an additional cost through at NSP transportation concessionaire.

If you are camping on Santa Cruz Island at Scorpion Ranch and want to join us on a single day sea cave kayaking tour, give our office a call. We are happy to help you add a day of kayaking to your Channel Islands trip.

Keep in mind that campsites are rustic in nature. Pack light and bring your camera to capture all the great sights!

Download instructions for planning a Channel Islands camping trip.

Santa Barbara Islands Camp site

Camp site on Santa Barbara Island.









originally posted march 2011, updated May 2017




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