Anacapa Island Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Twelve miles from the California mainland, a 5-mile-long spine of rock emerges from the ocean, breaks into three islets, and offers itself as home to 265 species of plants and a bevy of seabirds - with the largest brown pelican rookery in the Unites States. The island features bird rookeries, Chumash middens, giant coreopsis, tidepools, kelp forests, sea caves, and arches. Altitude: sea level to 250 feet. For camping, fishing, kayaking, private boating information, contact Channel Islands National Park at 805-658-5730 or (Photo 1 and 2 - taken by (Photo 3 - taken by Bill Struble)

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Hiking Trail
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Swimming
  • Table
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Underwater video program (summer only)
  • Visitor Center


Peak Season
Jan 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010

Alerts and Important Information Anacapa Island will be closed from April 14, 2010 through May 05, 2010. Boat transportation arrangements to island required BEFORE making campsite reservation. No more than 2 campsites can be reserved at one time; no more than 14 days total per year. Campsites must be reserved prior to arrival on the island. There are NO walk-ups at this facility. 154 stairs and half-mile hike to campground. Must carry all gear. Primitive camping, vault toilets. Bring low profile tents, own water and extra food for weather delays. No shelters. No beach camping or off-trail hiking. Tent A sites - maximum of 4 people. Tent B sites - maximum of 6 people Food storage lockers available. Smoking allowed only on paved areas. To protect resources, no cardboard or corrugated boxes can be brought to the island No stores or services on island. No pets or vehicles allowed. No fires, campstoves only. No charcoal or BBQ allowed. Firearms or fireworks not allowed on the island Quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Fishing is not allowed from the island. Contact ranger for fishing regulations. Kayakers: ocean conditions can rapidly change, requiring expert abilities. Hantavirus in mice, take precautions to reduce exposure to rodents. Upon arrival, meet ranger (if available) at landing dock or visitor center. Please have confirmation letter or receipt with you.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 14 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Anacapa Island
Campground Phone: 805-658-5730
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Oxnard Shores, CA

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More About Anacapa Island Campground

Anacapa Island is a campground located in Oxnard Shores, California. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -119.3986 latitude, and -119.3986 longitude into your GPS device.

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