Channel Islands National Park, California

Channel Islands National Park was established on March 5, 1980 and stretches more than 389 square miles. The park is made up of five islands. There are three of the Channel Islands that are not part of the park. Activities at the park include Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Camping, Hiking, and other outdoor activities. Some of the wildlife on the Island include the Spotted Skunk, the deer mouse, the Channel Islands Fox, and an array of sea life and birds.

Channel Islands National Park Info


Channel Islands National Park

Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /var/www/vhosts/explorenationalparks.org/httpdocs/lib/model/parks.php on line 190

News

Scorpion Fire Over 90 Percent Contained

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

The Scorpion Fire on Santa Cruz Island is 80 percent contained with over 700 acres estimated to have burned.

New Ways to Visit Channel Islands National Park

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

Channel Islands National Park Photos

nudibranch3Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch3Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. Here's a clown nudibranch.

treefishJuv1Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

treefishJuv1Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. I had been missing on the juvenile rockfish, so it was fun to find this tiny juvenile treefish flitting around.

nudibranch4Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch4Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. I scored with the vibrant colors on this cockscomb nudibranch.

nudibranch2Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch2Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. Here's a clown nudibranch.

wormJun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

wormJun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. Here's a nice striped polyclad flatworm.

trivia3Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

trivia3Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. I caught this Soalnder's trivia cruising around on the reef.

sealJun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

sealJun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. This harbor seal played hide and seek with me, but wouldn't sit still.

skeletonshrimp2Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

skeletonshrimp2Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. There were a lot of these alien looking skeleton shrimp on the reefs.

nudibranch5Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch5Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. I scored with the vibrant colors on this cockscomb nudibranch.

trivia1Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

trivia1Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. I caught this Solander's trivia cruising around on the reef.

skeletonshrimp1Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

skeletonshrimp1Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. There were a lot of these alien looking skeleton shrimp on the reefs.

garibaldiJun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

garibaldiJun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. Here's one of the channel islands iconic garibaldi, framed by a gorgeous kelp forest reef.

navanaxJun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

navanaxJun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. This navanax had just hatched and was exiting it's coccoon.

nudibranch1Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch1Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. Here's a beautiful opalescent nudibranch.

trivia2Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

trivia2Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. I caught this Solander's trivia cruising around on the reef.

Arch Rock - Channel Islands national park

Prairie Star posted a photo:

Arch Rock - Channel Islands national park

Ventura County, California
IMG_3252

Southern Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA

Snuffy posted a photo:

Southern Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA

Southern Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA

Snuffy posted a photo:

Southern Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA

Tina, Deckhand Aboard the Peace Dive Boat - Olympus TG4

divewizard posted a photo:

Tina, Deckhand Aboard the Peace Dive Boat - Olympus TG4

Tina, Deckhand Aboard the Peace Dive Boat
Santa Barbara Island, Ventura County, California

camera: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4
lens: 4.5-18.0mm f/2.0-4.9 (25-100mm full frame equivalent)
mode: Program (-0.3 eV)
filter: built-in UV
strobe: turned on for fill
support: hand held
software: none (unedited JPG)

Find my photos by subject, camera, lens, of film type in my Flickr Collections

My most popular-interesting photos on Fluidr

My most popular-interesting photos on Flickriver

©2020 Chris Grossman, diver.net, all rights reserved

treefishJuv2Jun27-20

divindk posted a photo:

treefishJuv2Jun27-20

Finally caught my ride back out the the Channel Islands, as the dive boats started running again. It was nice to get into the clear water again. The fog made it dark enough that I still shot macro for the first two dives, before switching over to wide. I had been missing on the juvenile rockfish, so it was fun to find this tiny juvenile treefish flitting around.