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

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Tourism to our National Parks Benefits our Local Economy

A recently released National Park Service (NPS) report for 2018 shows that 366,000 park visitors spent an estimated $22.9 million while visiting Channel Islands National Park. That spending supported 285 jobs and contributed $32.4 million to our local economy.

Understanding the Earliest Human Migrations to North America

During a special lecture on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Todd Braje will discuss how his latest research at Santa Rosa Island, both on land and undersea, informs us of the earliest human migrations into the New World.

Santa Rosa Island Corrals Reopened to the Public

The corral area of the main ranch at Santa Rosa Island is now open to the public following a short-term closure that was established due to contaminated soils found in the area.

Channel Islands National Park Celebrates Kids to Parks Day

The public is invited to celebrate Kids to Parks Day at an event on May 18, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in the Ventura Harbor.

Channel Islands National Park Photos

diver2Jun6-19

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diver2Jun6-19

The water cleaned up a bit, so I shot some wide angle. There wasn't a lot of big animals, but my dive-buddy for the day helped out with some diver shots.

diver1Jun6-19

divindk posted a photo:

diver1Jun6-19

The water cleaned up a bit, so I shot some wide angle. There wasn't a lot of big animals, but my dive-buddy for the day helped out with some diver shots.

nudibranch18May31-19

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nudibranch18May31-19

At the end of the day, I scored with a cluster of these red-headed aeolid nudibranchs.

nudibranch5May31-19

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nudibranch5May31-19

My big score for the day was this tri-color dorid I came across at around 100' on the first dive. I've always wanted to see one and just figured it wasn't in the cards.

nudibranch11May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch11May31-19

This was the second tri-color dorid I found for the day, a little shallower at around 60'.

nudibranch14May31-19

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nudibranch14May31-19

This little single-stalk nudibranch was quite a score when I found it sitting perched on some algae.

nudibranch13May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch13May31-19

This was the second tri-color dorid I found for the day, a little shallower at around 60'.

nudibranch4May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch4May31-19

My big score for the day was this tri-color dorid I came across at around 100' on the first dive. I've always wanted to see one and just figured it wasn't in the cards.

nudibranch8May31-19

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nudibranch8May31-19

I know why they call the opalescent nudibranch opalescent.

nudibranch17May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch17May31-19

At the end of the day, I scored with a cluster of these red-headed aeolid nudibranchs.

nudibranch16May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch16May31-19

At the end of the day, I scored with a cluster of these red-headed aeolid nudibranchs.

nudibranch7May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch7May31-19

I know why they call the opalescent nudibranch opalescent.

nudibranch1May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch1May31-19

My big score for the day was this tri-color dorid I came across at around 100' on the first dive. I've always wanted to see one and just figured it wasn't in the cards.

nudibranch12May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch12May31-19

This was the second tri-color dorid I found for the day, a little shallower at around 60'.

nudibranch6May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch6May31-19

My big score for the day was this tri-color dorid I came across at around 100' on the first dive. I've always wanted to see one and just figured it wasn't in the cards.

nudibranch9May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch9May31-19

This was the second tri-color dorid I found for the day, a little shallower at around 60'.

nudibranch19May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch19May31-19

At the end of the day, I scored with a cluster of these red-headed aeolid nudibranchs.

nudibranch3May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch3May31-19

My big score for the day was this tri-color dorid I came across at around 100' on the first dive. I've always wanted to see one and just figured it wasn't in the cards.

nudibranch20May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch20May31-19

At the end of the day, I scored with a cluster of these red-headed aeolid nudibranchs.

nudibranch10May31-19

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch10May31-19

This was the second tri-color dorid I found for the day, a little shallower at around 60'.